This morning our teams managed to arrest one suspect that had broken into a business premises on Umgeni Road.
At approximately 01h40 the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch Centre received reports of a business break-in in progress at a business premises on Umgeni Road in the Morningside area.
Multiple Armed Response Officers were immediately dispatched and arrived on scene within 3 minutes. As our Officers arrived, it was found that one of the padlocks of one of the main gates had been cut and a jack had also been used to force open roller shutter doors to gain entry into the business premises.
Our team spotted three suspects on the property, one suspect was immediately apprehended by our officers who was found hiding behind a container on the property. Unfortunately, the other two suspects managed to evade arrest. Our client was contacted and wanted to proceed with opening a case against the suspect. At this stage nothing appeared to have been stolen during the break-in, but a full inventory will be conducted by the client.
The Durban Central SAPS were contacted and arrived on scene a short while later and transported the suspect to the Durban Central SAPS station where the suspect will be charged for business break-in.
In a separate incident that had occurred yesterday morning, stolen items were recovered after our Armed Response Officers spotted a suspect that had been trespassing on a property in Durban North.
At approximately 05h00 the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch Centre received reports of a suspect trespassing on a property via a community WhatsApp Crime Alert group. It had been reported that the suspect had jumped out of the property onto Norrie Avenue.
Multiple Armed Response Officers were immediately dispatched and while responding the suspect was spotted walking on Norrie Avenue carrying two camping chairs. As the suspect noticed our Officers approaching, he immediately dropped the items and fled into a nearby bush.
Upon searching the bush other stolen items were found and it was later established to be stolen from another property on Norrie Avenue.
All stolen items were returned to the homeowners and they were informed to open a case with the SAPS.