Cops nab Durban houserobbers

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Durban - Four men have been arrested for alleged housebreaking and attempted murder in Westville, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

The men, aged between 27 and 31, were caught in Birdhurst Road after a police chase on Thursday night, Colonel Jay Naicker said.

Police were called about a housebreaking in Methven Road, Westville, about 2km away. The owner of the house was on holiday.

When police arrived they spotted the men speeding off in a car. They abandoned it and ran, shooting at the officers pursuing them.

In the ensuing shoot-out one of the robbers was hit in the leg. Police dogs caught and bit the other three. They were taken to hospital under police guard.

Police recovered a firearm and a VW Polo reported stolen in Berea on November 29. The men would appear in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Monday.


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