Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-07-13 06:01

Vehicle overturns: Parkgate -

AT approximately 7.30am on June 23, members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were dispatched to Tottenham Road in Parkgate after receiving reports of a motor vehicle collision.

Upon arrival an Isuzu bakkie was found lying on its side. Two of the four occupants from the bakkie suffered moderate injuries. They were treated on scene by paramedics from a private ambulance service before being transported to hospital.

It is alleged that the Isuzu bakkie was travelling up Tottenham Road when it collided into a Nissan NP 200 bakkie that was exiting a T-junction.

Hijacked vehicle recovered: Verulam -

A VW Golf that was hijacked on the R102, Verulam was recovered by members of Reaction Unit South Africa in Buffels Drive in Redcliffe on June 25.

At approximately 1.30am the Rusa Operations Centre received a call from a resident in Inanda requesting assistance for an individual who had been hijacked. Reaction officers were dispatched to the residence and upon arrival it was established that the victim was hijacked at the R102, Verulam intersection by three armed suspects.

The victim was taken with the vehicle and was assaulted by the suspects before being dropped off in Inanda. The man then made his way to a nearby home where he sought assistance.

Officers patrolled the area in search of the vehicle and recovered it in a ditch alongside the road on Buffels Drive Road in Redcliffe. The suspects had fled the scene.

An extensive search for the armed men was conducted, however, no arrests were made.

Foreign suspect pays R100 bribe to enter South Africa

A 28-year-old Zimbabwean national was apprehended by members of Reaction Unit South Africa on Litchi Crescent, Brindhaven in Verulam on Monday, June 26.

Reaction officers were called out to the area near the Verulam Crematorium after a resident noticed the suspect jumping over several boundary walls and running towards Todd Street.

The caller provided officers with a clothing description of the suspect. Reaction officers formed a perimeter around the area and apprehended the suspect exiting a dense bush.

Upon searching the man a large undisclosed amount of cash was found in his pockets and in both his socks. While being interviewed it was established he was from a town called Epworth in Harare, Zimbabwe.

He informed Reaction officers that in 2010 he bribed an immigration official with R100 and entered South Africa illegally.

The suspect also informed officers that he had been arrested on previous occasions for crimes relating to the sale of counterfeit goods as well as robbery in South Africa and in Zimbabwe.

The suspect confirmed he had not been paid after he had been hired to paint a house.

He then decided to rob the home and flee.

Reaction officers checked out several addresses provided by the man, however no victims could be located.

The suspect is believed to have committed a crime in the Verulam area.

Wood and iron home burns down: Verulam -

A wood and iron home was completely destroyed in a fire on Oakford Road near Redcliffe, Verulam on Wednesday, June 28.

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from the public reporting the fire. Upon arrival the house was found completely engulfed in flames.

The Fire Department extinguished the blaze however the house and its contents were completely destroyed.

It was established that the owner of the property was in the home when the fire started.

The 52-year-old man claimed that part of the house was rented to three individuals. A lit candle in one of the bedrooms fell onto a bed resulting in the fire. No one was injured in the fire.

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