Private security arrests suspects for common robbery

Suspects arrested by private security company for common robbery. Picture: Supplied

Suspects arrested by private security company for common robbery. Picture: Supplied

Published Jun 12, 2024


Marshall Security arrested two suspects for common robbery on Tuesday night. The suspects were found with a cellphone that was allegedly stolen.

Marshall Security’s managing director, Tyron Powell, said that last night, the Security Emergency Dispatch was alerted to an attempted common robbery incident at a well-known fast food outlet on Kenneth Kaunda Road in the Umgeni Park area.

“A suspect attempted to forcefully snatch a phone from one of the patrons while in the store; however, the patron managed to hold onto his phone. The suspect then fled on foot to a getaway vehicle, a VW Polo with no back plate.”

Powell added that ground teams were immediately notified, and an extensive search for the suspect’s vehicle commenced.

“A short while later, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted travelling on Swapo Road in the Durban North area. Together with the assistance of the Durban North SAPS Trio Crimes Unit, the vehicle was brought to a halt on the M41 in the La Lucia area, where two suspects were immediately apprehended.”

Powell said that upon searching the suspect’s vehicle, a cellphone not belonging to any of the suspects was discovered.

“Further investigations revealed that the phone had been stolen from a member of the public on Ennisdale Drive in the Durban North area, outside a well-known eatery, after their failed attempt on Kenneth Kaunda Road.”

Powell added that it was also established that the suspects and their vehicle were linked to another common robbery case earlier in the afternoon.

“A member of the public’s cellphone was forcefully snatched outside a well-known coffee shop on The High Street in Gateway, uMhlanga. Both suspects, along with the suspect’s vehicle, were transported to Durban North SAPS for further investigations and processing.”

The Mercury