Reaction Unit SA crime report

Prostitutes rob disabled man: Verulam WHILE on patrol in the Verulam CBD a member of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) was stopped by a disabled man requesting assistance after he had been robbed by two prostitutes on Monday 16 January.

The victim explained that he had been approached by the women who claimed that he had owed them money for utilising their services. When the man denied knowing them, both women robbed him of his disability grant and fled in an unknown direction.

The 38-year-old Mountview resident said it was the second time in one week that he had been robbed by the same women. He felt that the women saw his disabled foot and being blind in one eye as a weakness and therefore targeted him for the second time.

Officers patrolled the Verulam CBD in search of the prostitutes, however they could not be located.

Pedestrian killed: R102 - Verulam

At approximately 8pm on 16 January members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the R102 in between the Ottawa and Verulam intersection after receiving reports of a pedestrian being knocked down.

Upon arrival the pedestrian was found lying on an embankment. He showed no signs of life and was declared dead on arrival by paramedics. The deceased’s identity has not been established at this stage.

The vehicle involved in the accident failed to stop at the scene.

House break-in: Verulam

At approximately 4pm on Wednesday 18 January members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to a home on Olivine Road in Everest Heights, Verulam after receiving reports of a house break-in in progress.

Upon arrival it was established that two suspects had removed several roof tiles and were in the process of entering the home when the domestic worker started screaming for help. The suspects then fled into a dense bush adjacent to the home.

Officers patrolled the area in search of the suspects, however no arrests were made.

60-year-old assaulted during robbery: Tongaat

A 60-year-old woman was assaulted during a robbery at her home in Plein Street, Tongaat on Tuesday 17 January.

At approximately 7pm members of Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) were dispatched to the residence after receiving a call from a member of public reporting a robbery at her home. Upon arrival it was established that four armed suspects had entered the home after kicking down the front door.

The suspects then assaulted the 60-year-old woman before tying her hands. Two suspects then went to the second level of the house where they forcefully entered a locked room. They then stole a safe containing an undisclosed amount of cash and jewellery before fleeing the scene in a getaway vehicle, silver Ford Focus ST.

Officers patrolled the area in search of the suspects, however, no arrests were made.

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