Working on intelligence alongside the Phoenix Trio Crime Unit following a business burglary in Umhlanga on Friday night, three suspects were arrested within 24 hours, before they could offload their stolen goods.
On Friday night at approximately 19h30 the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch Centre was alerted to a business burglary that had occurred at a well known office building, which is not being monitored by Marshall, on Ridge Road. Three suspects driving a silver Toyota Etios had entered the office building and forced their way into a call centre where they stole an undisclosed amount of computers towers.
Not even 24 hours later, at around 17h30 on Saturday afternoon, members of our Special Operations Team working on intelligence in connection with the burglary together with the Phoenix Trio Crime Unit, a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used in the business burglary was spotted on Amanzimtoti Road in the Kwamashu area.
In a combined effort with the Phoenix Trio Crime Unit, the vehicle was stopped and three suspects matching the description of the suspects involved in the business burglary were immediately arrested. Upon searching the vehicle 16x computer towers that were stolen in the business burglary were found inside and recovered.
It is believed that the suspects were on their way to sell the stolen property, but were stopped in their tracks.
All three suspects together with the stolen items and the vehicle used in the commission of a crime were taken to the Kwamashu Police station for further investigation and processing.