Reaction Unit SA crime report

2017-12-07 06:00

Victim injured during robbery: Verulam

Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to Moss Street in the CBD after receiving a call from a member of public requesting assistance for the victim of a robbery on Monday November 20.

Upon arrival it was established that a 42-year-old man was exiting a building when he was accosted by three suspects who demanded he hand over his valuables.

The victim refused and a scuffle ensued during which the Trenance Park resident fell and injured himself on the staircase.

The suspects then stole his Samsung S7 cellphone before fleeing on foot.

The victim sustained moderate injuries during the robbery. Paramedics stabilised him on scene before transporting him to hospital.

Hijacked vehicle recovered: Osindisweni

A Toyota Quantum that was hijacked in Inanda was recovered in Osindisweni.

At approximately 1am on November 22 members of Reaction Unit South Africa received information regarding the hijacking. The hijacked taxi was fitted with a vehicle tracking device from Tracker and was emitting signals in the Osindisweni area. Reaction officers, a Tracker Recovery agent and the Metro Police Dog Unit tracked and recovered the vehicle abandoned in an isolated area off Oakford Road. The taxi was parked in the middle of the road and still idling.

It is believed the suspects were in the process of stripping the taxi when they saw the approaching law enforcement vehicles.

The suspects then abandoned the vehicle and fled. Metro Police conducted a search for the suspects with the use of a police dog, however, no arrests were made.

According to the victim he was hijacked by three armed suspects who were dropped off by the driver of a white Ford Figo.

Bakkie overturns multiple times: R102 Verulam

At approximately 8.47am on Wednesday members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the south-bound lane of the R102 after receiving several calls from the public reporting a motor vehicle collision near the Ottawa intersection. Upon arrival a Ford Bantam bakkie and a Kia Rio were found to have been involved in the collision. It is alleged that both vehicles were travelling next to each other when the driver of the Ford Bantam bakkie attempted to avoid a vehicle that suddenly braked in front of him.

The Ford Bantam swerved and knocked into the Kia Rio. The bakkie then overturned approximately six times before coming to a stop several metres away from the point of impact.

The driver of the bakkie was not injured, however, the driver of the Kia Rio sustained neck and spinal injuries. He was treated on scene before being transported to hospital in a stable condition.

House break-in suspect arrested: Brindhaven

A 32-year-old suspect was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa after he attempted to break into a home in Litchi Crescent in Brindhaven on Friday November 24. Reaction officers were called out to the residence by a female reporting the incident. Upon arrival officers noticed the suspect fleeing from the property in the direction of the Verulam Crematorium.

Rusa Officers surrounded the area and apprehended the suspect as he crossed over Todd Street and entered an unpaved pathway leading to Everest Heights. The suspect confirmed he was in the process of breaking into the home when he noticed Reaction officers approaching.

The Osindisweni resident claimed he is unemployed and stole every day to support his heroin addiction

Employee burnt after striking power cable: Verulam

A 27-year-old man was injured after he struck a live power cable with a pick in Russom Street in Verulam last Saturday.

At approximately 7.27pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving a call from a resident reporting the incident.

Upon arrival it was established that the Umlazi resident was employed by a sub-contractor for the eThekwini Municipality Electricity Department.

He was in the process of digging up a faulty power cable when his pick struck it causing an explosion.

The man suffered severe flash burns to his hands and face.

Paramedics treated his injuries on scene before transporting him to hospital in a stable condition.

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