Reaction Unit SA crime report

2016-11-24 06:02

Armed robbery: Verulam

At approximately 11.15am on Saturday 12 November members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a business premises after receiving reports of business robbery.

Upon arrival it was established that four suspects entered the scrap metal business and held up staff. One suspect was armed with a firearm and one of his accomplices was armed with knives.

The suspects stole a handbag containing an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing the scene on foot. One person suffered minor injuries after he was assaulted with the butt of the firearm.

Officers patrolled the area in search of the suspects, however, no arrests were made.

Church mission employee stabbed during robbery: Verulam

At approximately 11pm on Sunday 13 November members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a mission in Oakford, Verulam after receiving reports of a robbery and stabbing.

Upon arrival a 43-year-old man was found to have sustained multiple stab wounds to his arm, leg and buttocks.

The victim explained that while asleep four suspects forcefully gained entry into his caravan. The suspects repeatedly stabbed the man before robbing him off his cellphone.

They then fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The victim was treated for his injuries on scene before being transported to hospital.

An extensive search for the suspects was conducted however no arrests were made.

Driver flees accident scene: Verulam

One person was injured following an accident on Ireland Street in the Verulam CBD on Monday 14 November.

At approximately 4.30pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from passing motorists reporting the incident.

Upon arrival a 42-year-old man, who was the passenger in a BMW was found to have sustained moderate injuries. He was treated on scene for his injuries before being transported to hospital.

It is alleged that while travelling up Ireland Street the driver of the BMW lost control of his vehicle and collided into a palm tree in the centre median. The driver then fled the scene of the accident and was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol. An open bottle of whiskey was found in the vehicle.

Three other occupants in the vehicle, including an 18-month-old baby were not injured in the accident.

Taxi climbs embankment after brake failure: Verulam

At approximately 7.30am on Wednesday 16 November members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Estuary Drive near the steel bridge in Verulam after receiving reports of a taxi accident.

Upon arrival a Toyota Hiace taxi was found to have climbed an embankment.

The driver, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, was not injured.

He explained that while travelling in the direction of the steel bridge the brakes on his vehicle failed.

In an attempt to avoid colliding into vehicles In front of him he climbed the embankment and managed to bring the taxi to a complete stop.

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