High-speed chase, four arrested

2017-12-13 06:02
The red Golf used by the gang after it was abandoned by them in York Street.

The red Golf used by the gang after it was abandoned by them in York Street.

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A DRAMATIC high-speed chase through the streets of Greytown last Wednesday resulted in four suspects being arrested and stolen goods recovered.

This prompt reaction came about through a unified approach involving residents, G911, the police and security firm personnel.

The drama started when Warrant Officer Tim Steyn and Constable Mokoena received information from G911 that a break-in was taking place in a house in Paine Street.

This had been witnessed by neighbours who had immediately reported the burglary to G911.

A red Golf, with no number plates, was parked in the street.

All the security firms were alerted, and Steyn drove to Paine Street along Voortrekker which he thought the gang would use as their escape route.

Security firm drivers started to monitor other possible escape routes. As the police vehicle sped up Voortrekker Street, the red Golf suddenly turned in from Erskine Street at high speed on the wrong side of the road - it was a very close call to a head-on, but Steyn managed to avoid it.

All security forces were notified and the chase was on again.

It disappeared off the radar for a short time, but within seconds was spotted by a security firm car as it turned towards the Coloured village in York Street.

Police and all the security firms headed that way and found the red Golf, which had been abandoned by the gang.

The four were rapidly rounded up and arrested thanks to the combined and unified efforts by the police and B-Secure, Buffalo, Field and Mzigi personnel.

All the goods stolen from the Paine Street house were found in the Golf and were identified by their owner.

The four, who are from Greytown, appeared in the Greytown Magistrate’s Court on Monday.

This unified approach highlights the importance of residents belonging to the Neighbourhood Watch in their area - call 071 204 7676 for information - and the importance of reporting any suspicious activity immediately to G911 – 033 413 2911.

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