Robbery suspect arrested while in hospital

DURBAN On 13 January 2020 at 19:30, a 25-year-old woman and her colleagues were at their place of employment performing their duties when they were accosted by four armed men. The suspects forced the security guard to the kitchen, instructed the employees to remove cash from the tills and showed them the safe. The victims did as instructed and the suspects remove an undisclosed amount of cash from the safe, loaded it into their bags and fled the scene on foot.

Umhlali police were called and a case of robbery was opened for investigation. Two suspects aged between 25 and 33 were later arrested for robbery and appeared in the KwaDukuza Magistrates Court on 23 January 2020.

Yesterday police received information that one of the wanted suspects was admitted at a hospital in KwaDukuza and proceeded to the said hospital. On arrival the suspect was questioned and he confirmed to police that they are a group of five, targeting retail stores in Ballito, Verulam and Durban. The suspect was place under guard police and will appear in court for robbery once he is released. He will also be profiled to check if he is linked to other cases.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the police officers for arresting the wanted suspect. We are positive the outstanding suspects will be arrested soon, he said.

Source: South African Police Service