The South African Police Service (SAPS) from Ekuvukeni near Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) responded swiftly to reports of an armed robbery at a post office in the area, resulting in the arrest of five suspects.
SAPS KZN spokesperson, Brigadier Jay Naicker said the police received a report about the armed robbery at 9am on Friday and “responded to the incident” where they “were met by a hail of bullets emanating from the group of armed suspects”.
“A shoot-out ensued and a suspect believed to be in his forties was fatally wounded. Five other suspects aged between 30 and 45 were placed under arrest.
“Police recovered three pistols and a variety of ammunition. The vehicle that was used by the suspects was impounded by police for further investigation. An undisclosed amount of cash that was stolen during the robbery was recovered by police. The arrested suspects will appear in court next week,” Naicker said.
KZN SAPS Commissioner, Lieutenant General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi welcomed the swift arrest of the suspects.
“The prompt response by Ekuvukeni SAPS is applauded. We hope that these arrests send a clear message to criminals who intend to take a chance in this province. Our police officers are up to the task and such arrests are taking place regularly in KwaZulu-Natal,” he said.