Bullets were fired continuously on the most street of a KwaZulu-Natal north coast town when armed robbers raided a Pizza parlour on Sunday night.
Police spokesperson, Capt Nqobile Gwala said four men entered the Pizza parlour premises in Wick Street, Verulam, at about 8.30pm and held employees at gunpoint.
“They took an undisclosed amount of money from the till.
“A push button was activated and personal security responded. There was a shootout but no injuries were reported,” said Gwala.
Reaction Unit spokesman Prem Balram said a security officer patrolling the world was alerted about the “suspicious activity at the pizza parlour”.
“He parked his response vehicle several metres faraway from the shop and noticed a person standing at the doorway .”
But the suspects left the premises as soon as they saw the safety officer stepping out of his vehicle.
“All four suspects began firing in his direction while they fled on Wick Street. They used pedestrians for canopy , making it difficult for the officer to return fire.”
Balram said the suspects managed to flee , and a number of other 9mm spent cartridges were seen round the scene of the robbery.
Gwala said the police are investigating the business robbery case.