Five held after failed Durban robbery

2013-01-15 11:20

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Durban - Five men aged between 25 and 35 were arrested after admitting to police that they were about to commit a robbery in Greenwood Park in Durban north, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Tuesday.

Captain Thulani Zwane said police were patrolling on Effingham Road on Monday around 04:15, when they noticed a Toyota Tazz with five occupants.

The vehicle was driving slowly with its headlights off. When the occupants saw the police van they sped off and a car chase ensued.

Police pulled the vehicle over and searched it. Two firearms with three rounds of ammunition and a knife were confiscated.

"Suspects were questioned by the police who then admitted to being on their way to commit a robbery at one of the service stations in Umhlanga Rocks Drive," Zwane said.

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