Just after 15h00 this afternoon a member of the public phoned our Emergency Dispatch Centre after noticing two suspects stealing a white VW Polo on Lagoon Drive in the Umhlanga area.
Our Emergency Dispatch Centre immediately circulated the details of the stolen vehicle to all Armed Response Officers and Special Operation Team members in the area to be on the look out.
A few minutes later members of our Special Operations Team spotted the stolen vehicle driving on Queen Nandi Drive in the Quarry Heights area. Our team members immediately gave chase and after a short pursuit the suspects lost control of the stolen vehicle and crashed on Queen Nandi Drive in the Kwamashu area, where one suspect was immediately arrested. Unfortunately the second suspect managed to evade arrest by running into a nearby informal settlement.
Members of the Provincial Vehicle and Trio Task Team together with the Durban North Crime Prevention Unit swiftly arrived on scene to assist and took over. The suspect together with the stolen motor vehicle were taken back to the Durban North Police station for further investigation and processing.
Well done to our team on yet another successful arrest.