Durban lifeguards foil car theft

2012-03-15 11:43
Durban - Four lifeguards have been hailed as heroes after they foiled a car theft on Durban's North Beach and helped police to arrest the armed suspects.

Pedestrians ran for cover and motorists had to get out of the way as the robbers sped off, reported the Daily News.

The lifeguards were patrolling the area when they saw the suspects tampering with a car. The men had already stolen a car radio from the Fiat Uno.

The lifeguards then blocked in the suspects with their own vehicle and the robbers got into their getaway car and sped off.

The lifeguards chased after them, running red traffic lights in the pouring rain. One official said it was like a scene from an action movie.

The robbers eventually tried to flee on foot but one lifeguard managed to catch one of them. Police tracked down the other three in nearby buildings into which they’d fled. 

The lifeguards were not identified to protect them.

City officials described the lifeguards as heroes, saying they had acted beyond their job description.
 
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