Last night our determined team members managed to successfully arrest a suspect after a lengthy high-speed chase from Umhlanga to Morningside.
Just before 19h00 the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch Centre was alerted to an attempted theft of motor vehicle incident at a well known boating club in the Umhlanga area. The suspects were in a white VW Polo and attempted to steal a Toyota Fortuner but were disturbed by a member of the public and then fled the scene.
An accurate description of the suspects vehicle was circulated to all our Armed Response Officers and members of our Special Operations Team to be on the lookout. The vehicle was spotted by our Special Ops Team approximately three minutes later, travelling on Umhlanga Rocks Drive. As soon as the suspects noticed our team members they immediately fled and a high-speed chase ensued.
After a lengthy chase the suspects vehicle lost control and crashed on Currie Road in the Morningside area where one suspect was promptly apprehended. Members from the Cato Manor SAPS Trio Crimes Unit, the Durban K9 unit and the Urban Defense arrived on scene a short while later to assist in locating the outstanding wanted suspects and unfortunately, after an extensive search of the area they managed to evade arrest.
It was later established, upon searching the suspects vehicle that multiple vehicle breaking implements and computer boxes that are used to steal motor vehicles were found. The suspects vehicle was fitted with cloned number plates and the original number plates were found in the vehicle. The suspect and the vehicle is believed to be linked to multiple theft of motor vehicle in the greater Durban area.
The suspect together with the vehicle that was used in a commission of crime was transported back to the Durban North SAPS for further investigation and processing.
Well done to our team members on yet another successful arrest.