Manhunt launched for cop killers

2012-10-08 14:24

Durban - A manhunt has been launched for two men who killed a policeman and wounded another during a robbery at a fast food outlet in New Germany, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Monday.

Captain Thulani Zwane said police were investigating a case of business robbery, murder and attempted murder.

On Friday night three armed men entered a food outlet and demanded money and cellphones from employees.

The two officers were driving past the outlet when they witnessed the robbery and confronted the men, the Beeld newspaper reported.

"It is alleged that the suspects opened fire towards the officers, wounding two policemen. The members returned fire fatally wounding one suspect," Zwane said.

Two of the robbers ran away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Detective Constable Ajith Krishanlal, 45, died on his way to hospital and his partner was in a critical condition in hospital.

Police recovered a firearm and cellphones suspected taken during the robbery.

  • bloulig.brigadeer.3 - 2012-10-08 14:34

    What a sad waste of life...

      fussed.anderson - 2012-10-09 06:34

      Two different reports on this. What about the other police officer that shot and killed one suspect, has been charged with murder by there own bosses.

  • gerald.umraw - 2012-10-08 14:59

    what a tragic loss of life. My condolences to the family of the deceased policman and may God give you the strenght to deal with the tragic loss of your loved one.

  • pvjohnson1 - 2012-10-08 15:08

    Tragic-sincere condolences to the bereaved.We are sitting on the edge of a precipace in SA-my cousin was pistol whipped and had a gun put in his mouth while being robbed of his wallet at Durban North Spa on the weekend.This after having his belongings stolen from his vehicle in Pinetown last week(remote control frequency block Scam)and having been robbed at gunpoit 3 years back,also in Durban North.Something radical has to be done before it's too late.I fear it is already.

      John - 2012-10-09 00:33

      Boet just read your comment. I,m afraid things out of hand. To my cousin I cant believe how you must be feeling after 3 incidents. Barbaric low life who dont deserve to breath any oxygen. Feel so safe in the UK in my little village where the local bookshop leaves there book outside at night. Cuz maybe not your ideal but come back to sanity nand a safe life.

  • introvert.introverts - 2012-10-08 15:19

    It is really a dangerous job being a law enforcer, i believe you died for what you believed in, RIP constable.

  • samuel.weller - 2012-10-08 15:20

    Condolences to the family and colleagues of the member may he RIP, Salute.

  • warren.mark.92 - 2012-10-08 15:21

    The criminals were scared of beke cele,dey seem not to be afraid of the police anymore

  • jeremy.forbes.1293 - 2012-10-08 15:57

    It is time for the death sentence for all those who kill policemen.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-10-08 16:08

    We want our Cato Manor cops back NOW please!!!

  • Sanele Makhanya - 2012-10-08 18:27

    i was present on the memorial service held on sunday 7 october,it was a sad site,something needs to be done wit these cop killers, and it is alleged that the IPID officials who wer there contiminated the crime scene,they are not properly trained on handling a crime scene

      atholl.canterbury - 2012-10-08 19:13

      Sanela ''' IPID officials .... contiminated the crime scene ....''' This certainly raises the question of whether the robbers were closely connected to the police. The bigger issue is certainly that Diligent and Forthright police : ... must be supported ... their success highlighted ... their families supported ... their careers bolstered Killed in the line of duty is not acceptable when you're a policeman. Imagine being an electrician/plumber/carpenter/doctor/optician/engineer/politician and you are under constant threat of being 'Killed in the line of duty' ... and the crime scene is contaminated.

  • prophett.mohamad.9 - 2012-10-09 07:42

    Pathetic. All whites need to leave SA for their own safety

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-11 14:16

      Huh? It was an Indian cop who was killed, what has this got to do with whites idiot?

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