...By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Durban’s Marshall Security’s Special Operations Team arrested three suspects in the Morningside area on April 12, after they attempted to purchase items with stolen cards.
The managing director, Tyron Powell, stated that the security company’s emergency dispatch centre received an alert from a client through their cellphone panic app that three men had tried to purchase items at a popular retail store in Umgeni Park, but failed to produce the PIN codes for their cards.
After being confronted by the staff and manager, the suspects left the scene in a vehicle.
The vehicle’s description and license plate number were circulated to all members of the team on duty to be on the lookout.
A short while later, the company’s Special Operations Team spotted the suspect’s vehicle on Venice Road in the Morningside area.
The officers apprehended the suspects and found car-breaking implements, remote jamming devices, and suspected stolen items in their possession.
The vehicle was also using cloned plates.
Further investigation revealed that a wallet found in the suspects’ possession belonged to a victim who was remote-jammed at a well-known fuel station in the Blue Lagoon area earlier that afternoon.
The suspects and the vehicle were taken to the Berea South African Police Service (SAPS) and were charged with being in possession of suspected stolen items, being in possession of car-breaking implements, being in possession of remote jamming devices, and fraud.
One of the victims positively identified one of their stolen items.
Powell expressed gratitude to an off-duty SAPS Reservist who assisted the team on the scene and to the Greenwood Park SAPS for transporting the suspects to the Berea SAPS.