Durban - Three robbers were arrested after a quick-thinking security guard pressed a panic button during an armed robbery at a business in the city centre on Wednesday.
Two other suspects managed to flee.
The drama happened at around 12.45pm when five armed men stormed the business premises in Florence Nzama Road, posing as customers, Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said.
“The gang held up the staff and security guard at gunpoint and grabbed the security guard’s firearm. The security guard managed to press a panic alarm to alert armed response officers to the scene,” Mathios said.
“Some of the suspects fled on foot into Dr Pixley KaSeme Street and ran into a nearby hotel while others fled in a black Mercedes Benz. Police later arrested some of the suspects who had run into the street into the hotel,” Mathios said.