DURBAN: This morning at 01:50, police officers acted on intelligence driven information about a planned robbery in one of the business premises in Isipingo and also to bomb the safes. The police officers placed themselves on duty and the suspects arrived. Immediately when they saw the police officers they fired shots. There was an exchange of gunfire. A total of seven suspects died at the scene and a 29-year-old suspect was arrested at the crime scene. Three rifles, six pistols, explosives and breaking implements were recovered from the deceased suspects.
Whilst the police officers were still busy at the scene, gunshots were heard emanating not far from the main crime scene. Two suspects opened fire at the police officers and there was an exchange of gunfire. Two suspects were declared dead at the scene. Two unlicensed firearms were found in their possession. Charges of inquest, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm, possession of ammunition, possession of explosives, possession of breaking implements and attempted robbery are investigated.
Source: South African Police Service