PINETOWN – One man was left in a critical condition and one sustained minor injuries in an incident on Ficus Road, in Westmead, Pinetown.
On Wednesday November 9, ER24 and EMRS paramedics arrived at a business premises had found that a man had been shot multiple times.
Another man was assessed and found to have sustained bruising to his arms and legs, believed to have been sustained during a scuffle.
It is alleged that the man that was shot was one of the suspects involved in the robbery.
Captain Gwala confirmed the robbery and said, “In the early hours of this morning, the security guard who was performing his duties when he was approached by five armed suspects, who forced him inside the toilet at gunpoint. While the suspects were busy stealing items the guard called his colleague for back-up. The guard opened fire towards the suspects and one suspect was injured. The other suspects managed to flee the scene with the computers and the injured suspect was taken to hospital for medical attention where he is under police guard. A case of armed robbery was opened at Pinetown SAPS for investigation. The arrested suspect will appear in court soon.”
Following another incident that occurred on Wednesday, November 9, seven people were injured following an apparent business robbery on Young road in Westmead, Pinetown.
ER24 paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene and were lead into the building and to the patients.
Upon assessment, paramedics found that seven patients had sustained minor to moderate injuries. Fortunately, no serious or fatal injuries were reported.
It is understood that an unknown number of gunmen entered the premises., however, no shots were fired, but the patients had apparently been assaulted.
Local authorities were on scene for further investigations.
Captain Gwala spokesperson of the SAPS, said, “We can confirm an incident that occurred at about 12:45pm, where employees at a company in Westmead were allegedly accosted by three gunmen. The suspects robbed them of an undisclosed amount of cash and cell phones. A case of business robbery was opened at Pinetown police station and no arrests have been made at this stage”.