Two vehicles were recovered after a high speed chase in uMhlanga on Tuesday night. Picture supplied by Marshall Security
Two vehicles were recovered after a high speed chase in uMhlanga on Tuesday night. Picture supplied by Marshall Security

Suspect arrested and two vehicles recovered in Phoenix after high speed chase

By Yogashen Pillay Time of article published Dec 1, 2021

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DURBAN - A high speed chase by Marshall Security led to the arrest of a suspect who was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and the recovery of two stolen vehicles in Phoenix yesterday.

Marshall Security spokesperson Tyron Powell said the security company’s emergency Dispatch Centre circulated details of a stolen silver VW Polo at approximately 7.40pm.

Powell said Armed Response Officers and Special Operation Team members were advised to be on the lookout after the vehicle had been spotted in the uMhlanga area.

“Determined to locate the vehicle, our members set out to track it down,” he said.

He said after approximately two hours of searching, members of the Special Operations Team finally spotted the VW Polo, now accompanied by a white Ford Ranger, in the Phoenix area.

“Both vehicles were travelling at high speed, driving contra flow on Eastbury Drive, nearly causing an accident,” said Powell.

Members began following the two vehicles, he said.

“When the suspects noticed they were being followed by our members, they immediately picked up speed.

“After a short chase, the VW Polo was stopped on Eastbury Drive where one suspect was immediately arrested,” said Powell.

A silver VW Polo was recovered after a high speed chase in uMhlanga on Tuesday night. Picture: Marshall Security.

A few metres along the same road, Powell said the driver in the Ford Ranger drove into a curb, which resulted in both the rear tyres of the vehicle being damaged.

A white Ford Ranger was recovered after a high speed chase in uMhlanga on Tuesday night. Picture: Marshall Security

Powell noted that the SAPS were contacted, and the Phoenix Trio Crime unit arrived on the scene.

“It was later established by the SAPS that the Ford Ranger had indeed also been a stolen vehicle that had been taken from the Greenwood Park area on the 9th of November,” he said.

An extensive search was conducted for the driver of the Ford Ranger. However, the suspect still remains at large.

Both scenes and one suspect were handed over to the SAPS for further investigation and processing.

THE MERCURY

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