DURBAN – On Sunday, 04 April 2021 at 14:30, Durban Central police officers followed up on information received regarding two men who attempted to steal a vehicle along the beach. The description of the suspect’s vehicle was circulated and they started to search for the suspects.
Whilst were travelling along Snell Parade, the team observed a man who was busy tampering with another vehicle. When the suspect potted police, he got into his own vehicle and fled the scene. Police pursued the suspect’s vehicle, which was intercepted at Pavilion Terrace. Two suspects aged 28 and 38 were placed under arrest for attempted theft of a vehicle. A search was conducted inside the vehicle and the police found a car breaking implement. The suspects will appear before the Durban Magistrate’s Court soon.
In another incident yesterday, 05 April 2021, at 09:00, police officers from the Durban Central Field Unit were performing their duties along Russel Street when they spotted a woman being robbed at knifepoint. The team alighted from their vehicle and pursued the suspect who fled upon police arrival. The police officers scaled a high fence and the suspect was subsequently apprehended. The complainant’s cellphone and a knife was seized from the suspect. The 18-year-old suspect was placed under arrest for robbery and for possession of a dangerous weapon. He will appear in court soon.
Source: South African Police Service