Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-03-09 06:00

House break-in suspect arrested: Verulam -

AT about 9.15 am on February 20 members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa)were dispatched to Ivy Street in Southridge, Verulam, after receiving reports of a house break-in in progress.

Upon arrival at the residence ,officers noticed a sliding door leading into the dining room ajar. As officers entered the home, the suspect attempted to run out of the house, but was apprehended and placed under arrest.

The suspect was in possession of copper pipes, curtains and a brand-new security gate that was stolen from the home.

The 34-year-old Waterloo resident admitted that the proceeds from the sale of the stolen goods were going to be used to purchase drugs.

The suspect was handed over to authorities and is now detained at the Verulam SAPS.

Robbery suspect impersonates prison warden: Verulam -

A robbery suspect clad in a prison warden’s uniform was arrested by members of Rusa, and a second suspect was arrested by a member of Transnatal Flying Squad (TNFS) after they robbed a vegetable hawker of R40 in cash on February 21.

At approximately 9.30 am the Rusa Operations Centre received a call for assistance when a young male was robbed and assaulted by two suspects.

One suspect, who was dressed in a warden’s uniform, approached the victim and demanded cash. The second suspect then assisted his accomplice by searching the 19-year-old and removing his cash. They then assaulted him.

A member of TNFS who was parked in the vicinity noticed the robbery in progress and managed to arrest one suspect. The second suspect fled on foot and was arrested by Rusa officers near the Verulam Train Station on Todd Street. A total of R40 in cash was recovered in his trouser’s pocket.

The suspects told officers that they were given the warden uniform by a prison official who is known to them.

Both suspects were detained at Verulam SAPS.

Unmanned truck involved accident: Verulam -

At about 8 am on February 24, Rusa members were dispatched to Mission Road in Verulam after receiving reports of a truck accident.

Upon arrival, a Volvo horse and trailer loaded with a shipping container was found to have rolled down a hill and crashed into a dense bush. It was established that driver had stopped on a hill to unhitch the trailer when the truck began to roll. The driver was not injured in the accident.

Motor vehicle collision: Verulam

One person was injured following a collision at the Canelands intersection in Verulam early on February 27.

At about 7.15 am Rusa members were sent to the scene after receiving several calls from passing motorists reporting the incident. They found an Isuzu bakkie and a VW Golf 7 that were involved in the collision.

One occupant of the Isuzu bakkie suffered moderate injuries and was treated on scene before being taken to hospital.

It is alleged that the bakkie was travelling from Verulam in the direction of Tongaat when it collided into the VW Golf. The Golf was turning into Canelands from the R102. The bakkie then veered off the road and crashed into the centre median.

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