Attempted business robbery suspect arrested following shootout in Umbilo
On 11 March 2019 at 15:00, police at Umbilo received a report of a possible robbery at a business premises in Glenmore, Umbilo. When police officers arrived at the scene, they spotted
three unknown armed men walking towards the entrance of the shop. As police officers approached the men the suspects produced firearms and opened fire at the police officers.
A shootout ensured between the three men and police officers. Police officers were able to apprehend one of the suspects who was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm. His accomplices were able to flee the scene and are still being sought by police. Fortunately, none of the police officers were injured
during the gun battle.
A 32-year-old suspect is expected to appear in the Durban Magistrates Court soon on charges of attempted murder as well as illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.