Tebogo Msimanga |
Ekovukeni Police in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday morning arrested five suspects aged between 30 and 45 following an armed robbery at a Post Office. A team of police officers responded to the incident and were met by a hail of bullets emanating from the group of armed suspects.
KwaZulu-Natal Police Spokesperson Brigadier Jay Naicker said a shoot-out ensued and a suspect believed to be in his forties was fatally wounded. “The vehicle that was used by the suspects was impounded by police for further investigation. An undisclosed amount of cash that was stolen during the robbery was recovered by police.”
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi welcomed the swift arrest of the armed robbers. “We hope that these arrests send a clear message to criminals who intend to take a chance in this province”.
The arrested suspects will appear in court next week.