One suspect was shot dead in an alleged cash-in-transit heist in Pinetown on Sunday morning.
A shopper and a security guard were injured.
According to Garrith Jamieson from ALS Paramedics they responded to a shooting incident at a cash and carry store in Goodwood Road in Westmead Pinetown before noon.
“On arrival paramedics found SAPS and security personnel on the scene.
“Paramedics were shown to the patients and found that a security officer and a shopper had been injured during the robbery.
“They were both stabilized on the scene by ALS Paramedics before being transported to various hospitals for the further care that they required.”
It appears that another suspect was also injured and has been treated and under police guard by the South African Police Services (SAPS).
According to Jamieson, police minister Bheki Cele is on scene.
“At this stage the events leading up to the shooting will be investigated by SAPS.”
Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda said police have arrested two suspects after a foiled cross pavement cash in transit robbery at a store in Westmead, Pinetown on Sunday.
“A cash-in-transit security guard had just collected money from a store and was walking towards the armoured vehicle when he was allegedly accosted by two armed suspects who assaulted him in an attempt to rob him of the cash.
“A shootout reportedly ensued between the security guards and the suspects and one suspect was fatally wounded. The other suspect ran towards a getaway vehicle, however he and another accomplice were arrested.
“One of the arrested suspects had sustained a gunshot wound on his hand.”
*This story has been updated*