Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-02-09 06:01

House break-in : Verulam -

AN undisclosed amount of cash and jewellery in excess of R100 000 was stolen from a home on Alamanda Avenue in Brindhaven, Verulam while the homeowner was working in his front yard.

At approximately 2.30pm on Tuesday 31 January members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were dispatched to the residence after receiving reports of a house break-in which had occurred.

Upon arrival it was established that the suspect had entered an en-suite bathroom through the roof after removing several roof tiles. He then stole jewellery and cash from one of the bedrooms before fleeing through the roof.

The 81-year-old homeowner only realised he had been robbed when he entered the en-suite and found a hole in the ceiling.

Hijack victim raped: Verulam -

A 38-year-old woman was raped and her husband was severely assaulted by three suspects after being hijacked on the old Tongaat road near Verulam on Saturday 4 February.

At approximately 4.30pm Reaction Unit South Africa received a call from a Christian Mission in the area requesting assistance after the injured man arrived at their premises stating that his vehicle, a Renault Scenic, had been hijacked and that his wife had been taken with the vehicle.

Several Reaction officers were dispatched to the scene and while on route found the hijacked vehicle parked on the side of the road. Officers approached the vehicle and found the female victim inside.

It was established that while parked in an isolated area the couple were accosted by three suspects, one was armed with a firearm while his accomplices were in possession of metal pipes.

The suspects forced the male victim out of the vehicle before assaulting him with the metal pipes. They then drove off in his vehicle with his wife. The male victim then ran towards the Christian Mission for assistance.

The suspects drove into a cane field where they each took turns in raping the woman. After they were done they robbed her off her valuables before fleeing the scene in an unknown direction. The victim then managed to drive to the main road where she was found by officers and her husband.

An extensive search was conducted for the suspects, however they remain at large.

Motor vehicle collision: Verulam -

A 31-year-old pregnant woman, a passenger in a Mercedes-Benz sustained moderate injuries after being involved in a motor vehicle accident on the R102, Verulam on Monday 7 February.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from passing motorists reporting the incident. Upon arrival it was established that the vehicle was travelling in the direction of Ottawa when it spun several times before colliding into the metal barrier separating the north and south-bound lanes. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The pregnant woman was treated on scene by paramedics before being transported to hospital

Theft of motor vehicle: Brindhaven, Verulam -

Be on the lookout for a 2004 model maroon Toyota Corolla 1.8i GSX that was stolen from Honeysuckle Road in Brindhaven - Verulam between 7.15pm and 7.45pm on Saturday evening.

The vehicle with registration ND 214474 has stickers on the left and right front bumper.

The vehicle has standard mag rims and a 1/4 tank of fuel at the time it was stolen.

If you have any information on the stolen vehicle, please contact Reaction Unit South Africa on 0861234333.

For crime updates join Facebook Page: Reaction Unit South Africa on 086 1234 333.


Inside News24


Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.