A Superette owner’s son is currently receiving medical attention after he suffered a gunshot wound during an armed robbery at the Pietermaritzburg store in KwaZulu-Natal.
SUPERETTE ARMED ROBBERY SHAKES THE CITY
It is reported that armed brazen suspects stormed into the Superette in Pelham, a suburb in the Capital, during which they held up the family – shooting and injuring two victims.
According to The Witness, a Pelham superette owner was in his shop with his wife and son, when they were accosted by gunmen, who arrived in a silver-grey sedan. The husband and his wife were held up, and their son was shot in the knee during the robbery.
VICTIMS TREATED AFTER BRAZEN ROBBERY
Just before 3pm, Mi7 National Group’s Emergency Medical Services was dispatched after reports of a shooting incident at the local shop.
Mi7 medics arrived to find another service provider on the scene, rendering treatment to a man who had been shot.
“Mi7 medics assisted with administering Advanced Life Support interventions to stabilize the patient before he was transported to hospital for further care.”
Mi7 National Group
The company added that another man was also assessed for injuries, but declined transport to the hospital.
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BREAKTHROUGH IN ANOTHER BUSINESS ROBBERY
On 5 January 2023, during the early hours of the morning, a Mi7 business client on Commercial Road reported that CCTV cameras on the property were being tampered with by suspects attempting to gain entry.
Mi7 Reaction Officers were immediately dispatched and conducted a full check of the premises.
“A description of the vehicle, a white bakkie, in which the suspects arrived was also obtained.
After searching the area, Mi7 Reaction Officers spotted a vehicle matching the description at a nearby fuel station. Other teams were also dispatched to strategically block off the area to prevent the vehicle from escaping,” the company reported.
“Mi7 Control Room Operators also worked quickly to investigate the vehicle’s registration. It was established that the vehicle was reported stolen and was being sought by the police. Mi7 Reaction Officers moved in, bringing the vehicle to a halt on Church Street. Inside, three occupants were found with a number of common housebreaking implements.
All three were apprehended and the matter was handed over to the police for further investigation, the company further reported.