Durban – Armed robbers shot and injured a motorist outside a business premises in Glenwood following a business robbery on Thursday morning.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said five suspects forced their way into the business premises in Davenport Road at around 5.20am.
“The suspects forced open a security gate to enter the business premises and fled with televisions. The suspects spotted a motorist who happened to be sitting in his vehicle which was parked nearby, and opened fire on him. It is unclear how many shots were fired, but at least one shot hit the motorist who managed to drive his car to a nearby petrol station to get help,” Mathios said.
“ER24 paramedics responded to the scene and stabilised the victim before transporting him to hospital,” Mathios said.
Umbilo SAPS attended the scene of the crime.
In a separate incident in Glenmore at around 6.50am this morning, three armed suspects hijacked a motorist outside a property in Grosvenor Road. “The motorist left the key in the ignition and got out of his vehicle to open the driveway gates, but as he was in the process of opening the gate three armed suspects arrived in a Khaki Toyota Yaris. They held him up at gunpoint and robbed him of his wallet before fleeing in his vehicle. No injuries were reported,” Mathios said.
Mathios advised residents to be vigilant when leaving their properties and arriving home.
“Residential driveways are a prime hotspot for hijackings so it is important to always be alert when pulling up outside your property. Always stop parallel to the verge so that you can make a quick getaway if any suspicious vehicles approach you. If you notice any suspicious individuals loitering near your property rather take a drive around the block and contact your security company and the police for assistance if the suspects do not move on,” Mathios said. Blue Security