Reaction Unit SA crime report

2018-07-19 06:01


A 24-year-old male was arrested by members of Rusa after he crashed into a car while driving under the influence alcohol on July 4.

Reaction officers were called out to Colchester Road in Parkgate, Verulam, at 4.25 pm and upon arrival found that a white bakkie had crashed into a silver Hyundai.

The female driver and her nine-year-old son who were travelling in the Hyundai i30 informed reaction officers that the occupants of the vehicle were heavily intoxicated and continued to consume liquor after the collision.

Reaction officers apprehended the man and restrained him after he attempted to damage a tow-truck on scene. His passenger was found passed out in the bakkie. The suspect was handed over to SAPS Verulam.


A 38-year-old woman and her two-year-old daughter were transported to hospital by ambulance after the vehicle they were travelling in overturned on Ireland Street in the Verulam CBD last Friday.

Members of Rusa were called out to the scene by passing motorists reporting the accident. Upon arrivalm, a Toyota Camry was found lying on its roof.

The driver explained that he lost control of his vehicle resulting in it overturning. He was not injured, however, his wife and daughter were treated for injuries on scene by paramedics before being transported to Osindisweni Hospital.


At approximately 3.42 am on Saturday, members of Rusa were called out to Parkgate, Verulam, after receiving reports from residents in the area of shots being fired in the vicinity of a tuck shop.

Upon arrival, reaction officers established that suspects had gained entry into the tuck shop by making a hole in the wall with the use of large hammers. They then ransacked the shop and stole airtime, cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of cash.

The manager, who was asleep in a room attached to the tuck shop, attempted to raise the alarm when the suspects fled. They fired several shots while making their escape. No one was injured during the shooting.

It could not be established if a vehicle was used or if the suspects fled the scene on foot.


At approximately 11.08 am on July 6, members of Rusa were called out to Cassia Road in Lotusville, Verulam, after receiving reports of an armed robbery.

Upon the arrival of reaction officers, it was established that two armed suspects had accosted the victims who were seated in their bakkie on a construction site. The armed men wore balaclavas to disguise their identity.

The suspects robbed the victims of a large undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing in an awaiting Champagne-coloured VW Polo.

It is alleged and not confirmed that the victims may have been followed from a bank on Wick Street in the Verulam CBD after they had withdrawn the money to pay wages to their staff. No one was injured during the robbery.

A search was conducted for the suspects, however, no arrests were made.

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