Florence Nzama Street near where the attempted business hold up took place.
Durban - A quick thinking security guard foiled an armed robbery in the Durban CBD when he pressed a panic button that caused the gang, which had held up the staff of a business, to flee the scene yesterday.

Police later arrested three of the suspects.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said five armed suspects had walked into a business premises in Florence Nzama Road. Mathios said the men pretended to be customers. This took place at about 12.45pm.

“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,” Mathios said.

“Some of the suspects ran down Dr Pixley KaSeme Street and into a nearby hotel, while others fled in a black Mercedes-Benz.

“Police later arrested some of the suspects who had run into the hotel,” he said. 

The Mercury