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Tourists Robbed At Gunpoint in South Africa


7Dnews London - News24

Tue, 15 May 2018 12:04 GMT

Four men, armed with AK-47 rifles, robbed three German tourists in South Africa on Sunday as they were heading to the airport to fly home.The three octogenarians were travelling to King Shaka International Airport, near Durban, when the incident occurred.

Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA), a private emergency rescue service, was notified that an armed robbery was in progress and responded to the call. According to RUSA spokesperson and co-founder, Prem Balram, "Upon arrival, it was established that the two males and a female victim had left the scene to catch their flight. Their Uber driver claimed that he had picked up his clients from their hotel in Umhlanga and was on his way to the airport when his taxi was boxed in by the occupants of a BMW and a VW Golf 7."

The thieves approached the stationary vehicle and robbed the tourists of their belongings before fleeing the scene. "The suspects wore balaclavas to hide their identity. The victims were not injured during the robbery," said Balram. South African Police Services are investigating the incident.