Pinetown guards attacked while depositing money - Police

2017-03-31 12:22
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Durban - The two security guards who were attacked and shot in Pinetown on Friday morning, were depositing money at the time, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

One guard died at the scene while the other was fighting for his life in hospital, police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane said.

They were depositing money at a Standard Bank branch on the corner of Dales and Moodie streets around 07:30 when their attackers opened fire. The guards were robbed of an undisclosed amount of money.

A suspect, in his 50s, was arrested at the scene. Pinetown police were investigating.

Rescue Care Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson said one guard was shot several times and died before they arrived.

The second guard sustained critical injuries and was treated on the scene before being rushed to a nearby hospital.

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