Yesterday morning, during a routine patrol in the Sunningdale area, our Special Operations Team noticed a Hyundai Atos with only the driver present. Prompting observation and monitoring of the vehicle, by our team.
At approximately 04h20, the same vehicle was spotted again, exiting Sunningdale with additional passengers and a brush cutter protruding from a window, raising suspicions among our team members.
This was found to be suspicious and the vehicle was immediately followed. As soon as the vehicle spotted our team members following they immediately started to travel at a higher speed in order to get away.
Together with the assistance of Durban North SAPS the vehicle was promptly stopped where four suspects were apprehended. Upon searching the suspects vehicle multiple house breaking implements were discovered as well as cellphones, shoes, bank cards, cellphones and a brush cutter which the suspects could not provide a reasonable explanation as to how they had these items in their possession.
Notably, one of the apprehended individuals had been previously arrested by our team in October 2020 for housebreaking and theft in the Durban North area.
The four suspects have been taken to Durban North SAPS for further investigation and processing. The origins of the stolen items remain undetermined at this time but will be the subject of ongoing SAPS investigations.
The suspects could possibly be connected to numerous house breaking and theft incidents within the Durban North, Sunningdale, and Glen Hills area.