gunTimesLIVE reports that a security guard was shot and wounded during an early Monday morning cash-in-transit robbery near the Thembalihle train station in KwaMashu, north of Durban.  

Police spokesperson Brig Vish Naidoo reported:  “It was a cross-pavement robbery in which three perpetrators pointed firearms at one of the guards.  He resisted and was shot in the leg.”  Apparently, two other suspects pointed a firearm at another guard, disarmed him and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.  In a separate incident, a security guard was airlifted to hospital after being shot in the chest in Tongaat.  “It is alleged that shortly after exiting his vehicle the security officer was accosted by two men.  One of the suspects was armed with a firearm and shot the response officer in the chest without warning, before they robbed him of his 9mm Browning pistol.  The suspects then fled on foot,” said Reaction Unit's Prem Balram.  Paul Herbst, of medical rescue service IPPS, said the man was in a critical condition.  Wahl Bartmann, CEO of Fidelity Services Group commented:  “The trend of seeing an increase in isolated spikes, particularly in the more outlying areas, remains a concern as we move towards December, and our officers will remain on high alert.”


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