Five arrested after shoot-out

2013-11-30 00:00

POLICE and the forensic ballistic unit mopped up until late yesterday at the Commercial City parking garage in Dr A.B. Xuma Street, Durban, after a shoot-out between security guards and armed robbers.

The scene was the 23-storey Commercial City building that houses the ANC, government offices and various businesses.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said that at about 2.30 pm a group of armed men held up a man who had just returned to his business having drawn a large sum of money at a bank.

As the robbers fled, the building guards, from Blue Ocean Security Services (Boss) confronted them at the garage’s boom gate, Naicker said.

A shoot-out followed. Police, who had been called, and the guards, arrested five men.

The robbers were driving a vehicle that had been hijacked from a policeman on Wednesday.

Warrant Officer Rylin Moonilall was shot in the stomach and died in hospital on Thursday.

The hijackers struck as Moonilall and his girlfriend, Leona Eserdaw, drove to her home in Newlands. She was not harmed.

Metro Police dog unit Captain Greg Beavon said during yesterday’s incident, one robber was shot in the hip and crawled under a car to hide, where he was found by a police dog.

He said police struggled to get to the scene because of traffic congestion.

Boss manager Raz Ali said he was happy there were no fatalities.

“Our staff … put their lives at risk and protected the public,” he said.

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