In a remarkable display of determination and swift action, members of our Special Operations Team, Durban North SAPS Trio Crimes Unit and members of SAPS CI MDOC successfully intercepted and apprehended suspects involved in a vehicle theft operation earlier today.
At approximately 09:20 this morning, vigilant team members spotted a vehicle wanted for theft of motor vehicle, travelling on Vause Road in the Musgrave area. Upon noticing the team members, the suspects attempted to evade arrest by fleeing at high speed, endangering other road users in the process. However, the dedicated team members pursued the suspects relentlessly.
The pursuit led to a dramatic high-speed chase, with the suspects driving against traffic flow on Stephen Dlamini Road (old Essenwood Road), showing a complete disregard for the safety of others on the road. Despite the suspects’ reckless manoeuvres, the team remained resolute and continued the chase. Ultimately, the suspects lost control of their vehicle, resulting in a crash on Stephen Dlamini Road.
Team members acted swiftly, apprehended all four suspects at the scene. Upon searching the suspects’ vehicle, they discovered multiple car-breaking implements, computer boxes used for stealing motor vehicles, and a 16-Channel Jamming device employed to disable tracking devices on stolen vehicles. Additionally, the suspects’ vehicle was found to be fitted with cloned number plates.
The four suspects, along with the confiscated evidence, have been transported to Berea SAPS for further investigation and processing. Additionally these suspects are possibly linked to numerous theft of motor vehicles cases in the Berea, Umbilo, Mayville and Durban North area.
Well done to all team members involved on yet another successful arrest.