Five Business Robbers Fatally Wounded, 3 Arrested


BuzzSouthAfrica has been informed that five business robbers were fatally wounded in Springfield, KwaZulu-Natal during a shootout with members of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

As informed, the business robbers earlier today, robbed a business outlet at Springfield area, Durban. It’s said that the Police reacted swiftly to the robbery. SAPS related what transpired thus:

“When members approached the suspects, they were fired upon and returned fire. One suspect was shot and killed. Three suspects were arrested.

“The other five suspects fled the scene in a getaway vehicle. Police gave chase and the suspects continued firing at members.

“At Parlock area in Newlands, four suspects were shot and killed and one escaped. Firearms recovered were recovered at the scene.”

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Meanwhile, an intelligence driven operation SAPS conducted at Bolobedu South outside Tzaneen that led to the recovery of arms.

The police service divulged that the operation was launched to fight the spate of farm attacks which were committed recently in and around the Tzaneen Cluster, and was conducted by members of the Provincial Tracking Team in partnership the Tzaneen Cluster Trio Crime Task Team.

“During this operation, five (5) suspects aged between 24 and 55 who are residents of Ga-Kubjana and Relela villages near Tzaneen, were arrested and the following were recovered:

Fourteen (14) rifles, two (02) pistols and 318 rounds of ammunition for different calibres,” SAPS stated.

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Commenting on this, the Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba praised the crime fighters who conducted the operation. Nneke said the determination the officers manifested during the operation is remarkable.

To the Provincial Commissioner, the discovery of the firearms and the arrests that were made will go a long way in reducing the levels of crime, especially violent ones.