Reaction Unit SA crime report

2016-11-03 06:01

Elderly man injured while visiting grave: Verulam

An 80-year-old man was seriously injured after he slipped and fell while visiting a grave site of a relative at the Verulam Cemetery on Wick Street, on Monday 24 October.

At approximately 1pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call from the victim’s business associate requesting medical assistance for the injured man.

Upon arrival the victim was found seated on a concrete pathway bleeding excessively due to a broken leg after the fall.

Rusa Medics stabilised the Durban resident on the scene before transporting him to hospital.

Business robbery: Verulam

At approximately 7.45pm on Monday 24 October members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a business on Marula Circle in Trenance Park, Verulam after receiving reports of an armed robbery.

Upon arrival it was established that four suspects armed with firearms gained entry into the tuck shop and robbed the victim of two cellphones. The suspects then fled the scene in a white BMW.

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

Theft of motor vehicle: Tongaat
Be on the lookout for a white Isuzu 2.8D bakkie with registration NT 218 310. The vehicle was stolen from Thorntree Avenue, Tongaat on 26 October.

The bakkie had pink stripes on the sides. It was low on fuel and had no security devices at the time of the theft.

If anyone spots the vehicle contact Reaction Unit South Africa on 086 1234 333.

Man robs epileptic patient: Verulam

A 27-year-old man was apprehended after he and an accomplice robbed an epileptic patient of his valuables on Wick Street in Verulam on Thursday 27 October.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Wick Street in the Verulam CBD after receiving a call from a member of public reporting an individual being assaulted.

Upon arrival it was established that while the man suffered seizures in the Verulam CBD the previous day, the suspect and his accomplice robbed him of his wallet and cellphone.

The victim’s friends tracked the suspect’s location and apprehended him in Wick Street the next day. A mob gathered at the scene and assaulted the man. The suspect led officers and the victim’s friends to an abandoned business premises where the wallet containing the victim’s driver’s license was recovered.

He claimed that he had sold the cellphone to an unknown individual for R40. The proceeds of the sale were used to purchase drugs.

Robbery victim stabbed: Verulam

A 40-year-old man was stabbed twice during a robbery in Verulam on Saturday 29 October.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Antelope Place in Mountview, Verulam after receiving a call from the victim’s family requesting medical assistance for the injured man.

Upon arrival it was established that the victim was returning from work when he was dropped off on the R102.

While crossing into Mountview on foot he was accosted by two suspects who were armed with knives.

The suspects robbed the victim of his Samsung cellphone and his wallet before stabbing him twice. They then fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim managed to walk to his home on Antelope Place when his family contacted Rusa for assistance.

Paramedics stabilised the man on scene before transporting him to hospital.

- Supplied.

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