2 suspected house robbers shot dead in Durban North

2018-11-20 22:01
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Two suspected house robbers were killed in a shootout with security guards in Durban North on Tuesday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

Police suspect that the two men were part of a group of four armed men, who allegedly entered a family home in Lansdowne Crescent at about 16:30, police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbhele said.

"The four men, who were armed with firearms, entered the home and robbed the family of jewellery. While the robbery was taking place, the family luckily managed to press a panic button and Marshal Security officers responded to the panic button," she said.

A shootout ensued and one suspect died at the scene. Another died near the Redhill cemetery, according to Mbhele.

Police were still at the crime scene gathering more information, Mbhele said.

An inquest has been opened and a house robbery case is being investigated, she said.

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