On Tuesday 14 January a Toyota Stallion was robbed in Sundumbili. On Wednesday 15 January a private Isuzu D/Cab was hijacked in Stanger from an off duty Crime Prevention member. His service pistol was also robbed from him. On Thursday 16 January, KDM Crime Prevention members, Tracker and Francois Snyman went to Maphumulo to look for the said vehicles. In a bush near a well known suspects house, the robbed Isuzu was recovered. Enquiries were made, and some informants were activated and tasked to assist with the recovery of the outstanding Stallion as well as the robbed Service pistol. Whilst waiting for the information and searching the area, a Toyota Hi Lux Legend 40 S/cab R/Body stolen on Umbilo CAS 556/05/2019 was recovered. Police were soon contacted by an informant and he took a member to point out where suspects for the stolen Toyota Stallion was staying.
The other members were then contacted to come and assist and go to the suspects kraal. On the way to the kraal, the stolen Stallion came driving out of a side road about a distance ahead of the police. A high speed pursuit took place, with two suspects abandoning the vehicle and fleeing into the bush. Members of the police managed to apprehend and arrest one suspect. The suspect led members to a kraal where there were many stripped and semi-stripped vehicles. Lots of positive stolen parts were discovered and seized. An Isuzu 250 S/cab stolen on Boksburg North CAS 173/05/1998 was also found and seized. Whilst doing further follow up, an informant phoned and gave police information that led to the recovery of the robbed firearm and handcuffs. A very successful operation which only yielded the positive results it did due to commitment, dedication and teamwork by all members involved.