03 The two guns that were found on the robbers at the time of being captured. Two men were arrested for armed robbery shortly after they commited the crime (questioned in the office where the money was kept) at a business premise at the corner of President and Delver in the Johannesburg CBD ,two men managed to get away with an undisclosed amount of money and are still at large. Picture: Antoine de Ras .06/12/2010

A gang of three men linked to at least 46 crimes ranging from murder to car-jacking has been arrested, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

Leiutenent-Colonel Vincent Mdunge said two of the three had been apprehended following a shoot-out with police in the KwaMaphumulo area, north of Durban.

The 26 and 27-year-old suspects clashed with police after hijacking a lorry. Their capture led police to the arrest of a 63-year old man in the same area.

Mdunge said police believed he was the leader of the gang.

Guns and ammunition including an AK-47 assault rifle were seized from the three men.

They were expected to appear in the KwaMaphumulo Magistrate's Court later on Friday.