In January, 218 incidents were reported to our Emergency Dispatch Centre. This is a 19% decrease compared to the rate we recorded in December. The top types of incidents throughout the month were house breaking, theft, and theft of copper.
Throughout the month of January we arrested 17 suspects and recovered 8 stolen or hijacked vehicles. 💪
High-Speed Chase Leads To Stolen Vehicle Recovery And Arrest
A routine patrol in Morningside took a dramatic turn as our Special Ops Team spotted and pursued two vehicles driving recklessly. The chase escalated with shots fired and a crash. Thanks to teamwork with Umbilo SAPS and support from Tracker SA, one suspect is now in custody.
Joint Operation Recovers Stolen Boat: Suspect Apprehended
Our joint operation led us straight to the suspect trying to sell boat that was stolen in Umdloti last year. After a fast-paced chase, we got our man, though the boat’s motors and signage were already gone. The vessel is now safely with Durban North SAPS for further investigations. Another win for teamwork!
Fraud Ring Busted At Shopping Mall: Four Suspects Apprehended
Our team, along with Durban North Trio Crimes Unit, cracked a cunning fraud operation at a well-known shopping mall. Catching the suspects red-handed, we recovered stolen merchandise and foiled their fraudulent scheme. The group is linked to widespread fraud – a major breakthrough in safeguarding our communities.
- An increase in house breakings across Durban North and Umhlanga.
- Theft of Scooters and Motorbikes on an increase.
- Theft of trailers on an increase.