Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-06-29 06:01

Man arrested for BAKKIE theft: Verulam -

A MAN has been arrested for the theft of a motor vehicle belonging to a petroleum company in Verulam on Saturday, June 10.

At approximately 8.30pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to Redcliffe Drive in Redcliffe after receiving calls of a reckless driver that had overturned a bakkie.

Upon arrival Reaction officers found a group of angry residents assaulting the driver for inconsiderately driving in their neighbourhood. Officers found that a white
Isuzu bakkie had overturned and rolled down an embankment.

The officers called the petroleum company and established that the injured driver was not an employee.

Officers were informed that the bakkie had been stolen a few hours earlier.

Rusa officers arrested the suspect and he was detained at SAPS Verulam for theft of motor vehicle.

Unoccupied vehicle crashes into truck: Verulam -

At approximately 8.45pm on Sunday, June 11, members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Aloe Drive in Southridge, Verulam after receiving reports of a motor vehicle collision.

Upon arrival it was established that a VW Transporter had rolled down an embankment and knocked into a Mercedes-Benz tip truck which was parked in front of a house. Both vehicles were unoccupied at the time.

The handbrake on the VW Transporter was still engaged and it could not be established what had caused the vehicle to roll.

Drag marks were found from where the VW Transporter was parked to the point of impact. No one was injured in the incident.

House break-in: Verulam –

At approximately 9.30am on Monday, June 12, members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Primrose Drive in Southridge, Verulam, after receiving reports of a house break-in in progress.

Upon arrival it was established that two suspects had gained entry into the garage by bending the metal door with a garden spade.

Witnesses reported seeing the suspects fleeing from the property with a bin packet. One suspect was dressed in a white T-shirt and they both fled into a dense bush across the home. Reaction officers conducted an extensive search for the suspects however no arrests were made.

18-month-old targeted
during hijacking: Tea Estate – Inanda –

At approximately 1.25pm on Monday, June 12, members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Tea Estate in Inanda after receiving reports of an attempted hijacking and shooting.

Upon arrival officers were informed by the victim that two suspects, one who was armed with a .38 special revolver, attempted to hijack him of his Dodge Caliber.

The suspects fired several shots at the driver while his 18-month-old baby, four-year-old daughter and his wife were in his vehicle.

The victim returned fire at the suspects who abandoned the hijacking and fled into a nearby sugar cane plantation after running out of ammunition.

The occupants of the vehicle were not injured during the incident. Reaction officers conducted an extensive search for the suspects however they still remain at large.

House break-in suspect arrested: Ottawa -

A suspect that attempted to break into a home on Mungal Road in Ottawa was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa on Wednesday, June 14.

Officers were dispatched to the property after receiving a call from the homeowner reporting a break-in in progress.

Several Rusa officers were dispatched to the home and upon arrival established that the suspect had fled.

The victim provided officers with a clothing description of the suspect.

While on patrol in Riet River officers spotted an individual matching the description provided.

When the suspect noticed the Reaction officers, he attempted to flee, however, was apprehended.

The suspect was positively identified by the homeowner as the person that attempted to break into her home.

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