DURBAN – The alertness
of police officers in the Ugu Cluster led to the arrest of four suspects aged
between 24 and 28. Police officers from the Ugu Cluster, Port Shepstone SAPS,
Public Order Police and other law enforcement agencies responded following a
report of card scamming in the Umzinto CBD yesterday.
Police chased the
suspects on the N2 freeway and apprehended the men near the Port Shepstone toll
plaza. Four men were found inside the vehicle and were immediately arrested.
Police seized eight bank cards, cash and cellphones that were found in the
men’s possession. The suspects could not account for the items that were found
in their possession. The vehicle that they were travelling in was also seized
for further investigation.
One of the suspects as
well as some of the stolen items were positively identified by a victim of
theft in Umzinto. The suspects will be charged for theft and possession of
suspected stolen property. They will appear in the Port Shepstone Magistrates
Court on Monday, 04 May 2020.
Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Khombinkosi Jula commended the
police officers for swiftly arresting the suspects
Source: South African Police Service
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