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Social Media Trap Exposed: 4 Murderous Gang Members Arrested

Dating App Crime Spree

Marshall Security’s dedicated Special Operations and Investigations Divisions, together with the Durban North SAPS Detectives achieved a significant breakthrough on Wednesday 2 August 2023 when they successfully apprehended four suspects linked to murder and a series of robberies. These criminals utilised social media to deceive innocent victims, leading them to local hotel rooms and B&B’s where they were attacked, bound, robbed, and withdrawals made from their bank accounts.

The suspects, who had been operating with fake profiles to lure unsuspecting victims, have been responsible for a spate of these heinous crimes in recent months in the Durban North, Umhlanga and Ballito areas. In the first case that brought these suspects with their unique modus operandi on Marshall’s radar, a scuffle had ensued with two victims who were subsequently bound and robbed at a B&B in the Umhlanga area in early July.

However, this gang’s criminal escapades came to a grinding halt when they crossed paths with Marshall Security’s Special Operations Team who received information on these suspects and spotted them fleeing from a hotel in the Umhlanga area after committing a robbery.

Without hesitation, members pursued the suspects with assistance of the Durban North SAPS detectives. The suspects were successfully cornered after a brief car chase on the N2 freeway where they were immediately apprehended.

The four suspects were promptly detained by Durban North SAPS at the scene.

Marshall Security are immensely proud of the swift and efficient response from our Special Operations Team and Investigations Division.

Marshall Security is dedicated to collaborating with law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community. As this investigation continues, the suspects will face charges related to robbery and murder, and their criminal activities will be referenced to other possible outstanding cases.
Marshall Security urges members of the public to exercise caution while using social media and to be vigilant about their personal safety. If anyone has information that could assist with the ongoing investigation or believes they may have been a victim of similar crimes, they are encouraged to contact us or the relevant authorities immediately.

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