Reaction Unit SA crime report

2016-09-22 06:00

Driver flees accident scene: Verulam

A car and bakkie collided on the R102 near the Canelands intersection in Verulam on Saturday 10 September at approximately 4pm.

Reaction Unit SA (Rusa) officers were dispatched to the scene and upon arrival they found a Toyota Corolla collided into a Toyota Hilux bakkie. The occupants of both vehicles were not injured in the collision.

It is alleged that as the driver of the Corolla was travelling in the north bound lane of the R102 the driver lost control of the vehicle before crossing over the centre median and colliding into the Toyota Hilux bakkie in the south bound lane.

The driver of the Corolla abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene leaving his passenger behind.

Suspects firearm malfunctions during robbery: Verulam

One person was injured following an attempted business robbery and hijacking on Cottonwood Drive in Trenance Park, Verulam on Wednesday 14 September.

At approximately 4.45pm members of Rusa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from the public reporting shots being fired in a salon.

Upon arrival officers were informed that two suspects, one who was armed with a firearm, attempted to gain entry into the business.

When they realised that the security gate was locked, one suspect pointed his firearm at a Pakstani national who was inside the salon and asked him for the keys to the gate. When the man declined to hand over the keys the suspect fired a single shot at him however his firearm malfunctioned causing the slide to fall of.

The bullet had struck a wooden board narrowly missing the victim who was hiding behind it.

The suspects then abandoned the robbery and in their attempt to flee they assaulted a 60-year-old man with the butt of the firearm before hijacking him of his 140i Toyota Corolla with registration NJ 16124.

The elderly man was treated on scene for his injuries and declined further medical attention.

Pedestrian injured: Verulam

A 39-year-old woman suffered moderate injuries after being knocked down by the driver of a Toyota Hiace on Moss Street in Verulam on 17 September.

Members of Rusa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from the public requesting medical assistance for the injured pedestrian. Upon arrival the woman was treated for her injuries before being transported to hospital.

The driver of the Toyota Hiace did not stop on scene however drove straight to the Verulam SAPS.

Taxi crashes in construction site: Verulam -

At approximately 5.45am on Sunday 18 September members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the Southridge intersection in Verulam after receiving reports of a taxi accident.

Upon arrival a Toyota Hiace was found to have crashed through concrete barriers that were being used to block off a construction site.

The taxi then landed in a ditch filled with water. The driver was trapped in the vehicle. Rusa Medics managed to free the man who was the only occupant in the vehicle. He did not sustain any injuries and refused medical attention. It is alleged that while travelling from Verulam in the direction of Southridge the brakes on the taxi failed resulting in the accident. - Supplied.

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