Guard shot in the line of duty

2015-08-18 06:01

A SECURITY guard who took on a gang of armed robbers was shot in Pinetown last week.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said a gang of three armed robbers had approached the security guard station at a business premises in Gillits Road, asking to see the canteen manager, at around 5pm.

“When the security guards picked up the phone to call the canteen, one of the robbers pulled out a firearm,” he said.

“One of the security guards then ran towards the robber and tried to grab the gun and a shot went off, grazing him on the hip.

The robbers fired three shots at the security guard but missed. The gang fled the scene on foot,” he said.

Pinetown SAPS attended the scene of the crime. - Supplied

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