DURBAN - An alleged hijacker and robber have been wounded in a shootout with police and two other suspects have been arrested in police operations in KwaZulu-Natal this weekend, police in the province said on Sunday.
Over the weekend, police officers performing stabilisation operations were strategically deployed at hotspots in various police precincts, Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said.
A vehicle which was hijacked on Saturday at Amanzimtoti, south of Durban, was recovered soon afterwards at Umkomaas, further down the South Coast.
"The two victims were at a well-known braai spot at llovo Beach when they were attacked by four suspects. They were robbed of their personal belongings, including bank cards. The suspects demanded their pin codes which they later used to withdraw cash from the victims' bank accounts."
The suspects left the scene with the victims' vehicle and their getaway vehicle. Police were notified of the robbery and alerted police officers at surrounding police stations to be on the lookout for the suspects.