Another courier vehicle robbed in KZN two days after first robbery, kidnapping

The vehicle used by suspects to rob a courier vehicle on Friday on the M13 Richmond Road intersection in the Pinetown area was located abandoned in KwaMashu’s L section. Picture: Marshall Security

The vehicle used by suspects to rob a courier vehicle on Friday on the M13 Richmond Road intersection in the Pinetown area was located abandoned in KwaMashu’s L section. Picture: Marshall Security

Published May 17, 2022

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Durban - Two courier vehicles were targeted by criminals in the past week.

On Friday, a courier vehicle was robbed of its contents on the M13 Richmond Road intersection in the Pinetown area by armed suspects.

Tyron Powell, Marshall Security's managing director, said that on Friday morning at approximately 9.40am a courier vehicle was robbed of all its contents by an unknown number of armed suspects driving a white Mercedes Benz.

“Members of our Special Operations Team together with Capital Air, the SAPS Phoenix Trio Crime Unit and Ntuzuma SAPS, working on information received, located the Mercedes Benz in KwaMashu’s L section approximately 30 minutes after being alerted to the incident, where it was found abandoned,” he said.

Powell said upon searching the vehicle various items confirmed to have been taken during the robbery were recovered.

“A gas gun was also found in the vehicle which was possibly used in the armed robbery,” he said.

The vehicle also had false number plates, he added.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday a courier vehicle driver was kidnapped during a hijacking.

The driver was later left in a sugar cane field along the uMdloti off-ramp.

Powell said the Marshall Security Emergency Dispatch Centre was alerted to the hijacking of a courier vehicle that had occurred on the N2 highway.

He said members responded to the scene and managed to find the motorist and his vehicle which was stationary on the M27 just between RTI uMdloti and Waterloo.

“The courier vehicle had been hijacked by an unknown (number) of suspects armed with handguns at the uMdloti off-ramp.

“The suspects had kidnapped the driver and travelled to a nearby sugar cane field on the M27, where they proceeded to empty the contents of the courier vehicle and transferred it into their own,” said Powell.

According to Powell the suspects left the driver and his vehicle in the sugar cane fields and fled the scene in an unknown direction.

He said the driver made his way to the M27 for assistance.

The scene was secured and the Verulam SAPS were called, he said.

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