Robbers crash hijacked vehicle fleeing Durban CBD burglary

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Robbers crash hijacked vehicle fleeing Durban CBD burglary

A gang of criminals who had just burgled a business in Greyville crashed the hijacked vehicle they were driving and abandoned it empty handed in the Durban CBD following a high speed chase with a Blue Security armed response in the early hours of 17 October 2018.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer Andreas Mathios said the gang had hijacked a motorist of his VW Polo in Glenwood yesterday morning and then used it as their getaway vehicle during the business burglary in Stamfordhill Road. The crash occurred at around 3.30am.

“Our armed response officers responded to the scene of the burglary but on his way to the premises one of our officers spotted the suspects’ vehicle jumping traffic lights and he gave chase,” Mathios said. “The suspects fled into the central business district where they crashed their vehicle on the corner of Florence Nzama Road and KE Masinga Road. They abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Clothing and electronic screens that had been taken during the burglary were recovered from the vehicle.”

SAPS and Metro Police attended the scene of the crime.

In a separate incident yesterday a quick thinking Blue Security armed response officers arrested two suspects who had attempted to break into a property in Rampson Road at around 11.50am. “A domestic worked who had spotted the suspects tampering with the driveway gate of a neighbouring premises screamed out to our officer when he arrived at the scene, that the three suspects were running down the road. He gave chase and immediately called for backup. A second officer responded to the scene and the officers managed to arrest two of the suspects at the corner of Goble Road and Hazel Road. The third suspect managed to get away,” Mathios said.

Berea SAPS attended the scene of the crime and took the suspects into custody for questioning and further investigation.

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