AVOCA – A man was killed in an armed robbery on North Coast Road, shortly after 7 pm tonight.
The man was allegedly stabbed several times in the chest after fleeing to a nearby alley way in an attempt to seek refuge from two armed men who had tried to steal his wife’s handbag.
Reports from the scene suggest that the man was walking his wife to a nearby bus stop shortly after 7 pm tonight, when a vehicle stopped and two armed men approached them, demanding the wife’s handbag. The man reportedly grabbed the purse and ran in an attempt to seek refuge from the assailants, who pursued him.
Paramedics were called to the scene, however the man was declared deceased on their arrival.The female victim involved in the incident was left severely traumatized and the assistance of the Durban North Umhlanga Crisis Team was sought to counsel her.
The exact facts of the incident are unclear at this stage however the SAPS will be investigating further.