Policewoman killed in KZN business robbery



A manhunt have been launched for armed robbers who shot a police officer dead on Friday.

Hawks spokesperson Simphiwe Mhlongo revealed that Durban Organised Crime Unit were investigating the matter which led to the death of the 38-year-old female sergeant .

He said the police officers were notified of the business robbery at a Boxer store which was ongoing shortly after midnight.

“We can confirm that Hawks members from Durban Serious Organised Crime Unit are investigating a case of murder and armed robbery which happened at Nsuze, northern KZN, in the early hours of this morning.”

Mhlongo explained that armed gang stormed into the store and allegedly held up security guards at gunpoint.

“A safe was blown up with explosives and Nsuze police station members responded.”

“Upon their arrival, suspects shot at the police van, fatally wounding a 38-year-old female sergeant.”

It is understood that two sergeants from the Nsuze police station responded to the robbery alert past midnight and were observing the outer perimeter of the scene in their police vehicle when they came under heavy gunfire.

Mhlongo said no suspect have been arrested yet.

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