Police release more details on Durban jewellery store robbery

Police release more details on Durban jewellery store robbery

Authorities say they are investigating cases of robbery, attempted murder and assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm after a jewellery store at the Pavillion shopping centre in Westville was targeted.

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An employee has told police they were in the store when three men entered last night.

Police spokesperson, Thembeka Mbele says they were held at gunpoint and the suspects assaulted them.

She says they demanded the keys to the safe and took a bag with jewellery.

"The security guards who were performing their duties noticed what was happening and confronted the suspects. A shootout ensued between the guards and the suspects." 

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"A civilian was shot in the crossfire, he sustained a gunshot wound to his right knee and was taken hospital for medical attention. One employee sustained assault wounds on the body and face. 

The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of jewellery. 

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