Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-08-17 06:01


AT approximately 1.20pm on Monday, July 31, members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were dispatched to the south-bound lane of the R102 at the Ottawa intersection after receiving reports of a collision involving a motor vehicle and a motorbike.

Upon arrival a Hyundai i10 and a Yamaha delivery bike were found to be involved in the collision.
The 31-year-old biker sustained moderate injuries. He was stabilised by paramedics before being transported to St Augustine’s Hospital. The driver of the Hyundai was not injured.
It is alleged that the Hyundai I10 was turning into Kissoon Road from the R102 when the biker, who was travelling in the direction of Phoenix, collided into it.


Two friends, aged 13 and eight, suffered minor injuries after their make- shift go-kart crashed on Belladonna Road in Cornubia on Monday, July 31.

At approximately 4.15pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call from a motorist reporting that two boys were lying on the road.
Upon arrival it was established that the boys had modified a shopping cart and were travelling at speed down a steep road when they crashed into a concrete barrier, breaking the cart into pieces. Both boys were treated on scene for their injuries.


Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to Barrs Flats in Coniston, Verulam after receiving reports of a vehicle on fire on Tuesday, August 1.

Upon arrival a VW Microbus was found engulfed in flames. According to the 36-year-old driver he had dropped off his last load of pupils at Umdloti Primary­ and was returning to Everest Heights when he saw smoke coming from the engine. He then disconnected the battery terminal, but the vehicle had already caught alight. eThekwini Fire Department extinguished the blaze, however, the vehicle was totally destroyed. The driver was not injured.

A 38-year-old man is in serious condition after being shot in the chest on Neptune Drive on Wednesday, August 2.

At approximately 8pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call from a member of public reporting the incident.
Upon arrival the man was found at the back of the property bleeding excessively from a gunshot wound to his chest. Paramedics stabilised the man on scene before transporting him to hospital.

According to the victim he rented a room on the property, which is also a business premises. While asleep, five suspects forced their way into his room and assaulted him. One of the suspects then shot the unemployed man before fleeing in a white vehicle. The motive for the shooting has not been established at this stage.


An Indian national and a Verulam resident were arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa for theft and possession of stolen property on Thursday, August 4.

Rusa was contacted by a local businessman who requested assistance in apprehending a contractor who he believed was stealing thousands of rands worth of plastic products from his business.
The individual was contracted to remove off-cut pieces of plastic from the business, however, he was also suspected of stealing finished products which were mixed with the discarded material.

Reaction officers proceeded to the business and confronted the contractor. After a lengthy interview the suspect led officers to a recycling business on Estuary Drive, Verulam where several tons of stolen property was recovered. The owner of the recycling plant, who lives in India, was unable to produce any documents that he had purchased the goods legitimately. He later confirmed that he had purchased the stolen property. Both the contractor and the Indian national were placed under arrest and detained at the Verulam SAPS.

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