Yesterday, our team members assisted by the SAPS Durban K9 Unit successfully apprehend a copper thief who has also been linked to a business burglary.
The Marshall Security’s Emergency Dispatch Centre received a call from a client at around 14h40 reporting a theft in progress at a property on Candytuft Grove in the Glen Hills area. Multiple Armed Response Officers were immediately dispatched to the scene and arrived within minutes.
Upon arrival, the suspect was spotted by our team members, who immediately pursued the suspect. However, the suspect attempted to evade arrest by fence hopping from property to property.
Our dedicated team members were able to keep up with the suspect during the lengthy foot chase and were quickly joined by the SAPS Durban K9 Unit, who were patrolling the area.
With the SAPS Durban K9 Unit providing assistance, our Armed Response Officers were able to apprehend the suspect after a thorough search. The suspect was found with stolen copper pipes in his possession, which were taken from a premises on Candytuft Grove.
Additionally, it was discovered that the suspect had threatened a homeowner on Harrison Drive with a knife while he was fence hopping.
The suspect has been taken into custody by the Greenwood Park SAPS and is being charged with attempted house robbery and theft.
We commend both our team members and the SAPS Durban K9 Unit for their outstanding work and their joint efforts in making a difference in our community.
The suspect is known and was apprehended in September last year, and has also been positively identified on CCTV footage for a business burglary on North Coast Road in March of this year. This will be investigated further by the Greenwood Park SAPS.
Thank you to all Glen An-Hills Neighbourhood Watch members and other private security companies that assisted.