DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICE -- A Durban businessman fought a life-and-death battle with three armed
robbers during a gun fight in the city centre on Tuesday.
The man, who works for Durban Gold Exchange in Pine Street, was held up
along with the rest of the store's staff by two men men and a woman, whom
police believe is the girlfriend of one of the robbers.
The robbers, who entered the store on the pretence of being customers,
held up the staff, forcing several of them into the office while the woman
stood guard at the front entrance.
As the robbers ransacked a safe, one of the employees drew his gun and
opened fire on the two men, shooting one of them in the stomach and back.
Police spokesperson Vasie Naidu said that as the injured man and his
partners tried to flee, the employee chased after them, continuing to
shoot as they ran. " The man shot the robber several more times as well as
the woman, who turned and began shooting at her pursuer, firing several
shots before falling to the ground."
"Police from the Durban Field Unit and Durban Motorbike Unit, who were
passing by, ran to investigate the shooting and immediately arrested the
two who were injured," she said.
Naidu said the man and the woman were rushed to hospital where they are
reported to be in a serious but stable condition.
"We are still looking for the third robber, who made off with a
substantial amount of money," Naidu said.
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