Security guards in hospital following Lonehill shootout

The scene of the shootout. Picture: Fourways Review.

Two Fidelity security guards have been shot and injured after an alleged armed robbery in Lonehill, Johannesburg yesterday.

The Douglasdale Community Policing Forum said the two guards were shot at a complex in Sceales Road when they tried to prevent suspects from fleeing the crime scene, Fourways Review reported.

The CPF spokesperson Danielle Dooley said both were taken to a nearby hospital, and one was in a critical condition.

Details surrounding the incident are still sketchy.

More to follow.

In a separate incident, cases of attempted murder and business robbery were opened after a suspect was arrested and a police officer injured following a shootout in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal last month.

Provincial spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said Inanda detectives were driving to their residence when they spotted suspicious-looking men on Friday, Rising Sun Chatsworth reported.

“The suspects suddenly produced firearms and fired towards the members, injuring one of the police officials on his left thigh. Police returned fire and requested for backup. The injured officer was rushed to a medical facility for treatment,” added Naicker.

It is alleged the suspects were at Maweleni, Umlazi to commit a business robbery, where they tied the security guards with ropes in their guard room. The suspects made off with two cellphone batteries and two handsets.

“It appeared that something disturbed them, and they fled the scene towards the main road, where they saw the police officials and fired shots at them,” said Naiker.

Caxton News Service

today in print

today in print