KZN cash-in-transit suspects arrested hours after foiled robbery
Six suspects have been arrested just hours after a foiled cash-in-transit robbery which claimed the life of a security guard in Hibberdene on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Thursday.
TimesLIVE reported that a Fidelity security guard was shot dead and two others were injured during a shootout with the suspects on Marlin Drive in the town's centre, about 6am.
The suspects intercepted the security guards just before they could offload pensioners' money at a business premises in the area.
Police confirmed that six suspects had been arrested for murder, attempted murder and attempted CIT robbery in Southport, south of Hibberdene.
"The police immediately instituted the 72-hour activation plan to hunt down the suspects. Within a few hours, the multi-disciplinary team comprising various units within the SAPS, and Hawks arrested six suspects in a house at Kwa-Madlala area in Southport. Three rifles and a pistol were recovered. The suspected getaway vehicle was also recovered in a ditch next to the N2 freeway near Port Shepstone," the statement read.
Police national commissioner Gen Khehla Sitole, welcomed the arrests and conveyed his condolences to the family of the slain security guard while wishing the injured guards a speedy recovery.