Sydenham police and Durban K9 members arrested four men aged between 20 and 25 for housebreaking, possession of suspected stolen property, possession of ammunition and car hijacking. Today, 5 May 2014, police received a complaint of housebreaking in progress at Jacaranda Avenue in Isipingo Hills. When police attended, suspects sped off in their getaway vehicle towards the N2 Northbound. Sydenham police intercepted the vehicle with four occupants and instructed them to pull over but they drove faster.
Police gave chase and the suspects crashed their vehicle along the N2 near the Petro port. They abandoned their vehicle and fled into the nearby bushes. Police arrested all four of them with the assistance of police dogs. The suspect’s vehicle was hijacked in Bayview last month and police recovered housebreaking implements and stolen property inside the vehicle. The suspects will be charged for housebreaking, possession of suspected stolen property, possession of ammunition and car hijacking. They will appear in Durban Magistrates’ Court soon. Police radios, R5 magazine with four live rounds of ammunition and reflector jackets were also recovered and the investigation will be conducted to ascertain how the suspects got them.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni commended the members for swiftly responding and arresting the suspects. “We will do everything within our powers to ensure that these criminals are brought to book and face the full might of law. The issue with the reflector jackets and police radios will be thoroughly investigated and those responsible for issuing the police equipment to the suspects will be dealt with accordingly,” she said.