Four men aged between 22 and 25 were arrested after robbing a business in KwaZulu Natal province, police said in a statement.
” It is alleged that the employees were held by a group of armed suspects at a business premises. At gunpoint the suspects took cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash from the tills,” Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane said.
Zwane said the arrest was made on Wednesday by the Wentworth South African Police Service (SAPS) together with Durban Flying Squad and Umlazi K9 Unit.
“When the police arrived at the scene, the suspects had already left. The police started their search at the flats in Wentworth and the first suspect was apprehended at Alabama Road where he was hiding,” he said.
“A bag with an unlicensed firearm with ammunitions, okapi knife and two cellphones were confiscated by the police.”
The second suspect was arrested after being found hiding on top of a tree, the third was shot in the foot while attempting to stab a police officer and the fourth was arrested at a local petrol station.
“All the arrested suspects are aged between 22 and 35. Charges of business robbery,attempted murder, possession of a suspected stolen property, possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of an unlicensed firearm are being investigated by Wentworth SAPS,” Zwane said.
– African News Agency (ANA)