Marshall Security successfully neutralised a series of armed robbery attempts last night in the Morningside and Durban Central areas. Thanks to our dedicated team and collaborative efforts with the Durban Central South African Police Service (SAPS), four suspects have been apprehended, ensuring the safety of our community.
At approximately 21:32, our Emergency Dispatch Centre received reports of an attempted armed robbery on Wolseley Road. Our highly trained personnel immediately sprung into action, deploying our Armed Response Officers and notifying our Special Operations Team. The suspects, armed with firearms and a taser, targeted innocent children who had just finished attending church. Fortunately, the victims managed to escape unharmed by quickly seeking refuge.
Within half an hour, another distress call came in from Florida Road, indicating a similar armed robbery committed by the same suspects. Undeterred, our team diligently circulated the suspects’ descriptions and vehicle details to all our personnel, urging them to be on high alert. We remained committed to safeguarding our community and bringing these criminals to justice.
Moments later, members of our esteemed Special Operations Team spotted the suspects’ red Toyota Etios on Sylvester Ntuli Road in the heart of Durban Central. With the invaluable assistance of the Durban Central SAPS, we swiftly apprehended all four suspects. During the arrest, we seized two replica firearms, one taser and several unaccounted-for cellphones, and discovered that the suspects had employed false number plates and tampered with the vehicle’s VIN.
The suspects, whose ages range from 16 to 18, have been taken into custody and are currently being held at Durban Central SAPS for further investigation and processing. We have full confidence in the SAPS to conduct a thorough inquiry into the false number plates and tampering, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of justice.
Marshall Security commends the bravery of the victims who managed to evade harm during these distressing incidents. We extend our deepest gratitude to the Durban Central SAPS for their unwavering support and collaboration, which played a pivotal role in the successful resolution of these crimes. Together, we have demonstrated the power of community cooperation in safeguarding our neighbourhoods.
We urge all residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity promptly. We also encourage any individuals who may have been victimized by these suspects or their vehicle to please come forward. Sharing your case number will assist in linking these individuals to any additional crimes, further aiding the investigation and reinforcing the safety of our community.
Marshall Security will continue to work tirelessly to maintain the safety and well-being of our community. Our commitment to your security remains unwavering.