3 October 2017

Robbers open fire on cops as they flee Westville home invasion

Armed robbers opened fire at the police as they fled the scene of a Westville home invasion this morning.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the gang of robbers had forced open the front door of a house in Meerut Road where they had accosted the family at around 11am.

“The gang robbed the family of jewellery and fled the scene in a black Lexus with false number plates, which is believed to be connected to several recent armed robberies around Durban,” Mathios said. “As the gang fled the scene, a police flying squad car drove past and the gang opened fire on them. The suspects fled towards the M13 with the police in pursuit. No injuries were reported,” Mathios said.

Mathios said it was unclear at this stage whether police had managed to arrest the suspects.

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