A house robber was shot and injured in a gunfire exchange with police on Friday near Durban. The 34-year-old man will appear in court soon.
A house robber was shot and injured in a shoot-out with police on Friday in KwaNgcolosi near Durban.
Colonel Thembeka Mbele, police spokesperson, said police responded to a call about a house robbery.
“On Friday morning at 02:30, Hillcrest police officers responded to a report of a house robbery on Bhekisisa Road in KwaNgcolosi.”
She said the police on route spotted a vehicle that was reported stolen during the robbery.
“Upon seeing the police officers, the two men sped off, and a chase ensued. Following a shoot-out, the men’s vehicle overturned.”
Mbele said two men emerged from the vehicle and fled into nearby bushes while shooting at police officers.
“One of the men was injured and was placed under arrest.”
The man was found in possession of a pistol with six rounds of ammunition. He was taken to hospital, where he remains under police guard.
“According to the victim, two armed men entered his house, and at gunpoint, they demanded cash. The suspects assaulted and stabbed the victim.”
The two armed men stole cash, cellphones, TV, clothes, and other belongings before fleeing the scene in the victim’s vehicle.
A 34-year-old man will appear in court soon on charges of house robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Meanwhile, in an unrelated incident, a woman from Ekhurleni was killed when she was dragged under a friend’s car, and her body was dismembered in the process.
Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said the driver was fleeing from hijackers who had also fired shots at them when the woman tried to jump out of the moving car.
He said the group of friends were in an area called Chief Luthuli Park, near Daveyton, on Saturday evening.
Two women were seated in the back of the car while the deceased woman was in the front with the driver.
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Masondo said while in the car, hijackers approached them.
Gunshots were fired. The woman with the child at the back of the car managed to jump out and flee.
The woman in the passenger seat in the front also jumped out of the car.
Masondo said the 27-year-old woman was unfortunately trapped by the safety belt that she had not removed properly.
She fell and landed underneath the car. It was at that moment the driver pulled off in an attempt to get away from the hijackers.
The woman was dragged by the car for some time. The body was dismembered, and some parts were found at the scene.
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