A cash-in-transit guard was shot in the ankle after being attacked by two robbers in Dube Village.
Private security company Marshall Security said in a statement that, at approximately midday on Thursday, they had been called to the scene of a shooting in the area north of Durban.
“Reports from the scene indicate that whilst a cash-in-transit guard was collecting money from a local supermarket, he was approached by two men, armed with hand guns.
The men demanded the cash and a tussle ensued with one of the suspects firing a shot, striking the guard in his right ankle.”
The suspects, they said, then robbed the guard of the money and his firearm, before making off in a getaway vehicle.
“The vehicle and cash box, were later found abandoned nearby.
An extensive search was conducted by the SAPS K-9 unit, however the suspects remain at large.”
The man was rushed to a community clinic, where he was met by Crisis Medical Paramedics.
“The man was treated and stabilised using advanced life support care, before being taken to a nearby hospital for further definitive care.”
The scene, they said, had been secured and handed over to police for further investigation and processing.