Police arrested armed robbers in possession of unlicensed firearms. Picture: SAPS

Durban - Four unlicensed guns were taken off the street when police pounced on armed robbers in the Durban CBD on Monday. 

Lieutenant Colonel Thulani Zwane, a KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson, said the Durban K9 unit were patrolling along Dr Pixley kaSeme (West) Street when noticed the occupants of a Toyota Etios acting suspiciously. 

Zwane said police pulled over the driver and began a search of the car and four men inside. 

"Upon searching the vehicle the suspects were found in possession of three unlicensed firearms. The vehicle was also circulated. It was reported stolen in uMhlali area during May  2017  in a robbery," Zwane said. 

Four suspects between the ages of 21 and 29 were placed under arrest for possession of a suspected stolen property, possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition. "The suspects were also linked to other robberies reported in uMbumbulu and uMhlali area," Zwane said. 

They will appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday. 

Picture: SAPS

In a separate incident on Saturday, the Durban Central SAPS arrested a 20-year-old robbery suspect. Zwane said the suspect entered the business premises in the CBD where he pointed an employee with a firearm. 

"He took an undisclosed amount of cash which was on the counter and fled the scene. The police responded and gave chase. He was arrested. A firearm was seized in his possession. He appeared in the Durban Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday on charges of robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition," Zwane said. 

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