Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-08-24 06:00

Taxi collides into stationary vehicle: R102 Verulam

MEMBERS of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the south-bound lane of the R102 near the Verulam intersection after receiving reports of a motor vehicle collision on Wednesday, 10August.

Upon arrival it was established that the driver of the Toyota Hi-Ace taxi was counting his day’s takings while travelling on the R102 when he collided into the back of a Toyota Tazz that had broken down on the side of the road. The driver of the Tazz was attempting to repair his vehicle at the time and suffered minor injuries after his vehicle knocked into him.

Three occupants of the Tazz, including a five-year-old child, as well as the occupants of the taxi, were not injured

Fleeing suspect killed: R102 Verulam
A house break-in suspect was killed after he was run down while fleeing the scene of a house break-in in Ottawa, Verulam on Friday 11 August.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the north-bound lane of the R102 near the Ottawa intersection after receiving several calls from passing motorists reporting a pedestrian vehicular accident.

Upon arrival a man believed, to be in his thirties, was found to have sustained life-threatening injuries. Paramedics stabilised him before transporting him to Osindisweni Hospital, where he later died.

It was later established that the injured man and an accomplice were in the process of breaking into a home in Ottawa when they were disturbed. In an attempt to evade arrest both suspects fled across the R102. One of the suspects was run over by a Chevrolet Utility bakkie on the south-bound lane. The force of the impact resulted in the man landing on the north-bound lane.

The second suspect fled the scene leaving his critically injured accomplice bleeding on the roadside.

UBER DRIVER SHOT DURING HIJACKING: VERULAM

The public is requested to be on the lookout for a grey Toyota Corolla Quest with registration NJ 77443. The vehicle was hijacked from Waterloo in Verulam on Friday 11 August.

At approximately 6.41pm Reaction officers and Rusa Medics were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from the public requesting medical assistance for a 22-year-old Uber driver, who had been shot multiple times during the hijacking.
Upon arrival it was established that the victim was on his way to pick up a client when he was boxed in by a silver and white unknown vehicle.

The occupants of the unknown vehicle then shot the victim three times, once in his abdomen, a second time on his arm and a third bullet struck him on his leg and exited though his buttocks.
The suspects then fled the scene in the victim's vehicle. The victim managed to make his way on foot through a pathway before he sought assistance from members of the public on Phyton Road in Waterloo.

Paramedics treated the man on scene before transporting him to hospital in a stable condition

DRIVER ABANDONS VEHICLE AFTER ACCIDENT: INANDA

At approximately 1.27pm on Sunday 13 August members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Inanda Road after receiving reports of a motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival an Audi A4 was found several metres down a steep embankment.
The vehicle was extensively damaged after it collided into a tree and several large boulders while travelling downhill.
The driver could not be located on scene. It could not be established if the driver had left the scene to seek medical attention.

A registration check confirmed that the Audi belonged to an individual who lives Waterloo, Verulam, however, attempts to contact him failed.

The vehicle was handed over to authorities for further investigation.

ATM SET ALIGHT: TONGAAT

At approximately 10.52pm on Sunday, members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a shopping complex on Gopalall Hurbans Road in Tongaat after receiving reports of an ATM bombing.

Upon arrival a Standard Bank ATM was found to have been set alight. Witnesses reported a white Toyota Quantum had fled from the complex shortly after the ATM was set alight.
The vehicle was seen heading in the direction of Verulam on the R102. It could not be established if the cash machine was bombed or set alight or if any money had been stolen.
The eThekwini Fire and Rescue Services arrived on scene and extinguished the fire.
Authorities are investigating.


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