South Africa: Four suspected robbers arrested for attempted murder and possession of explosives


Four suspects aged between 25 and 37 were arrested by police on charges of business robbery, attempted murder and possession of explosives.

It is alleged that yesterday at 23:00, police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a shopping centre on St Johns Avenue in Pinetown. Upon arrival at the scene police spotted a group of men attempting to flee the premises and they opened fire at police. Four of the suspects were subsequently apprehended and were found in possession of cellphones, drills, gloves, a crowbar and explosives.

Whilst the police were busy on the scene, they observed a white vehicle driving in the vicinity.

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Source: South African Police Service