POLICE visibility has been beefed-up in communities that have been targeted by criminals in eThekwini Municipality. In a recent case, two army rifles were found in a crashed vehicle after the Durban Metro Police ensued a high-speed car chase with a gang of suspected house robbers believed to be targeting residents in the Durban North area on Thursday, 09 February.
Metro Police Captain Peter Ntuli said police responded to a call stating that four occupants in a white vehicle appeared to be aimlessly circling the gated suburb. He said that the vehicle was linked to a spate of house robberies in the Durban North area. Police tracked the vehicle which resulted in a high-speed chase. The suspects then crashed and abandoned the vehicle in the Dalton area, south of Durban. “After crashing the stolen vehicle the alleged house robbers ran off on foot and escaped by entering into the Dalton Hostel.
The police are not deterred by this criminal behaviour and we have beefed-up police visibility in communities that have become hotspots for house robberies,” he said. Ntuli reminded residents to refrain from leaving valuable items in full view and assured the public that police are working tirelessly to turn the tide against crime. “The police have a good track-record of closing the ring on house robbery syndicates and with the help of the community we will continue to make our communities safer,” added Ntuli.
Captain Samuel Singh from the South Durban Basin (SDB) said educating the public about the new bylaws is assisting in tackling housebreaking and theft in the SDB. To report any suspicious activities please call the South African Police Service hotline on 10111 or Metro Police on 031 361 email@example.com