Robbery suspect and his victim killed after being hit by a car in Umhlanga
Robbery suspect and his victim killed after being hit by a car in Umhlanga

A robbery victim and his alleged attacker were killed after they were run over by a car on the M41 in Umhlanga, north of Durban earlier on Sunday morning.

Reaction Unit South Africa (RUSA) was alerted of a crash at approximately 01h41. Reports suggested that several vehicles had driven over a pedestrian on the M41.

RUSA Members were dispatched to the scene and on arrival discovered the bodies of two men approximately 30 metres apart.

Reaction Officers were approached by a member of the public who stated that one of the deceased was a friend.

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The friend reported that they had attended their company year end function in Umhlanga.

They were returning home when they were dropped off on the M41 in the vicinity of Umhlanga after the vehicle they were travelling in experienced a mechanical failure.

The two men were approached by four suspects who attempted to rob them. The victims fled in different directions while being pursued by their attackers.

His friend and one of the suspects were run over in the process. Multiple vehicles thereafter drove over the victim.

The South African Police Service are investigating further.

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