At approximately 11h40 this morning, the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch Centre was alerted to reports of a red Mazda 3 involved in multiple armed robberies in the Eshowe and Gingingdlovu area.
Information regarding the vehicle was immediately shared among several private security companies, which included Marshall Security Special Operations Team, Fidelity SIU, Z2 Security, Hawks Security, Chapman, IPSS and the Durban K9 Unit.
In a coordinated joint effort, the vehicle was intercepted on the M27 in the Verulam area. Four suspects were apprehended, and two unlicensed firearms were recovered. Notably, one of these firearms recovered had been taken during an armed robbery in the Durban North area in August of this year. The second firearm serials numbers was filed off. A third firearm, initially a blank gun, had been modified for lethal use.
Additionally, approximately 15 cell phones, along with a police uniform, were discovered in the suspects’ vehicle. The suspects vehicle itself was confirmed to have been hijacked in the Cator Manor area in July 2022.
The suspects were then transported with the assistance of Verulam SAPS to Verulam SAPS for further investigation and processing.
Well done to all role players in yet another successful arrest and bringing these criminals to book.