INCIDENT: ARMED ROBBERY
SUBURB: DURBAN NORTH
Shortly after 17:00 Marshall Security were called to Hoylake Drive after recieving reports of an armed robbery.
Armed reaction officers descended on the scene and further information ascertained suggests that an elderly female was followed home from her business premises in Makeurten Avenue. As she arrived at the driveway to her Hoylake Drive home, she was confronted by an unconfirmed number of suspects armed with hand guns.
The armed suspects smashed the windows to her vehicle, demanding she hand over her handbag and belongings, assaulting the lady on her head with the butt of a firearm, one of the suspects fired a shot striking the ground next to the vehicle, before fleeing in an awaiting getaway car in an unknown direction.
The victim was assessed on scene by Crisis Medical and Netcare911 before being taken to Umhlanga Hospital for further care.
The scene was secured and handed over to the South African Police Services for further investigation and processing.
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