Reaction Unit SA crime report

2016-11-10 06:00

Hit and run: Verulam

An 80-year-old woman was injured after being knocked down in the Verulam CBD on Wednesday 2 November.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call from a resident requesting assistance for the injured woman.

Upon arrival the elderly woman was treated for her injuries before being transported to hospital.

The vehicle that was involved in the accident failed to stop on scene.

Stolen vehicle recovered: Verulam

A Toyota Hiace taxi which was stolen from Cottonlands in Verulam was recovered by members of Reaction Unit South Africa on Wednesday 2 November in the Verulam CBD.

A Rusa member was on patrol in the Verulam CBD when he noticed the Toyota Hiace in the parking lot of a supermarket. Due to the store being closed at the time the taxi was the only vehicle in the parking lot. Upon investigation it was found that the driver’s side door and the sliding door were open. The keys were also found in the ignition.

The Rusa Member contacted the Verulam Operations Centre requesting further assistance. Officers responded to the scene and upon arrival it was established that the vehicle was stolen the previous night from Cottonlands.

The driver of the vehicle arrived on scene and informed officers that the suspect who had stolen the taxi was known to him.

The suspect had stolen his cash and the keys to the vehicle while the victim was asleep.

The vehicle was handed over to authorities for further investigation.

Pupils injured in collision: Verulam -

Five pupils and the driver of a taxi were injured following a collision near Oakford in Verulam on Wednesday 2 November.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from passing motorists reporting the collision. Upon arrival a Toyota Hiace and a Hyundai Sonata were found to have collided. The injured were treated on scene before being transported to hospital.

It is alleged that the taxi was travelling from Verulam and turning into Oakford when it collided with the Hyundai Sonata which was travelling in the opposite direction.

The driver of the Hyundai was not injured in the collision.

Suicide: Tongaat

At approximately 5pm on Wednesday 2 November members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Gopalall Hurbans Road in Tongaat after receiving reports of a possible suicide.

Upon arrival a private ambulance service and the South African Police were on scene. The body of a man was found hanging from a tree in a dense bush several metres below road level. The man was declared deceased by paramedics on scene. The motive for the suicide has not been established at this stage.

It is alleged that the deceased informed his employer that he was going to commit suicide. He has been missing since Monday this week.

An investigation into the death is currently under way. - Supplied.

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