Human Rights

Attempted robber arrested by Estcourt police

KWAZULU-NATAL – Late yesterday afternoon a 36-year-old suspect was arrested by officers from the Estcourt Visible Policing Unit. The suspect was allegedly in the company of another male when they attempted to gain entry to a business premises in the CBD.

The guard flagged down officers who quickly chased the suspect who had a firearm tucked under his shirt. The chase ended in Industria road Estcourt with the suspect being taken to hospital under police guard. He sustained a gunshot wound after attempting to disarm an officer. A toy pistol was recovered on the suspect. He will appear in front of a Magistrate soon. He faces charges of Pointing of a Firearm as well as Malicious Injury to Property.

Source: South African Police Service