K9 tackles fleeing murder, Sydenham Durban

K9 tackles fleeing murder, Sydenham Durban
K9 tackles fleeing murder, Sydenham Durban

On 21 November at about 08:15, Mohammed Osman Joosab (23), was on the M13 freeway near Westwood mall when he was accosted by two suspects who attempted to rob him. The suspects stabbed Joosab multiple times and fled with his cell phone.

Sadly the victim succumbed to his injuries and a case of murder was opened at Sydenham SAPS.

In the early hours of this morning, Sydenham SAPS and K9 Unit members raided premises in Kennedy Road after intensive investigation.

A 23 year old suspect attempted to flee however the suspect was speedily apprehended by a police dog. The suspect sustained injuries to his leg and is under police guard in hospital. A knife together with blood stained clothing the suspect was alleged to have been wearing on the day of the murder was recovered and will be sent for forensic analysis.

The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bheki Langa praised the members’ diligence and perseverance.

“This arrest indicates that the SAPS is committed towards the solving of crimes and the bringing of perpetrators to book. It also highlights the importance of community participation in providing information that will assist the police. Investigations are continuing and the arrest of the second suspect is imminent,” he said.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service