Gunmen storm Umhlanga business park

Jeff Wicks, News24

Durban - Laptops were the order of the day for a gang of gunmen who stormed an Umhlanga business on Tuesday.

The heist, which saw gunmen escaping with computers as well as a projector and other electrical equipment, is the latest in a string of robberies at the plush Ridgeside Office Park.

Police spokesperson Colonel Jay Naicker said that a security guard at the office was the first victim of the gang when he was held at gunpoint and bundled inside.

“It is alleged that a security guard was accosted by four armed suspects while he was on duty at his workplace,” he said.

“The suspects made off with four laptops, a projector and a hi-fi system. No arrests have been made at this stage,” Naicker added.

He said that detectives from the Durban North police station were on the case.

Two weeks ago, two members of a gang targeting Durban businesses and stealing computer equipment were arrested after a high-speed chase and shoot-out with police in Pinetown.

At the time, detectives were attempting to link the group to a spree of four business robberies on the same night.

During the exchange of fire, two suspects managed to escape and are still being sought by police.