German Tourists Robbed By AK 47 Wielding Suspects: Umdloti – KZN

Three German tourists in their eighties were robbed by AK 47 wielding suspects while on route to King Shaka International Airport – KZN to catch a flight back home a short while ago.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to the scene after receiving a call from a passing motorist reporting an armed robbery in progress on the N2 at the Umdloti Beach offramp.

Upon arrival it was establised that the 2 male and 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 their way to the airport when they were boxed in by the occupants of a BMW and a VW Golf 7.

Four suspects who were armed with AK47 rifles approached the victims and robbed them off their luggage and valuables before fleeing in their getaway vehicles. The suspects wore balaclavas to hide their identity.

The victims were not injured during the robbery.

Posted by: Reaction Unit South Africa

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  1. For Immediate Release
    14 May 2018

    THE MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Mr Sihle Zikalala, has strongly criticized incorrect information in the media attributed to a private security company, Reaction Unit South Africa, that a group of international tourists had been robbed in the province.

    While it is true that three people were unfortunately robbed on the N2, police have confirmed that the victims were not German tourists but South Africans.

    “This is a regrettable incident and the SAPS is working tirelessly to apprehend the suspects. However, it is equally regrettable for private security companies to peddle unsubstantiated reports which have the potential to negatively affect the reputation of the country, damage the KZN brand and cause panic, especially after we hosted the hugely succesful Africa’s Travel Indaba.”

    Issued by: The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs

    Enquiries: Bongani Tembe on 082 327 2600or Siyabonga Maphumulo 0n 082 330 5132

    • Ah well, if it was Saffas than its ok to be robbed… really?!!
      But I do agree that there are too many unsubstantiated reports floating around, and a lot of down right fake ones as well.
      But either way, no matter if tourists or residents, this is just unacceptable.

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