DURBAN – Suspect breaking into vehicles arrested

DURBAN – Yesterday afternoon, members of the Durban Central Field Unit conducted operations to trace a group that are involved in a spate of crimes relating to delivery vehicles being broken into whilst parked and busy offloading cargo or whilst in transit in the Julius Nyere precinct. Whilst conducting patrols in an unmarked vehicle in the Warwick Triangle, the police officers observed a man breaking into the rear of a bread delivery truck while it was still in motion.

The members immediately responded and apprehended the suspect who was taken to Durban Central police station. The suspect (18) was charged for theft out of motor vehicle and is expected to appear before Durban Magistrate’s Court tomorrow, 19 November 2020. The suspect will be further profiled to establish if he is involved in other similar crimes committed in the CBD. The quick response and observation by the police officers resulted in the second consecutive breakthrough of theft out of delivery vehicles committed in the CBD.

The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the police officers for their vigilance that resulted in arresting the suspect before the crime could be committed.