Phoenix SAPS communications officer, Cpt Louise Naidoo, said the 23-year-old was found with two cellphones which he could not account for. The 42-year-old was found in possession of a bin bag containing three extension cords as well a cord with a fish tank pump.
The incident unfolded on Sunday, April 26, when the victim was at her home in the Tongaat area. She had reportedly left to go and borrow a torch from a neighbour when the accused called her, requesting that she purchase a cigarette for him and she obeyed.
According to an official police report, on September 12, the complainant and his passenger were seated in their stationary vehicle at the Palmview robots near Verulam, when they were approached by two unknown armed suspects.
On Friday, at about 6pm, members of the Crime Prevention Unit were patrolling the Industrial Park area when they stopped and searched a 23-year-old man.
It is alleged that during the chase the suspect slipped off a barrier in the center of the road and broke his left leg. The suspect is under police guard at Osindisweni Hospital.
In the first incident, police arrested a 22-year-old suspect for alleged kidnapping and attempted murder, recently. Reports indicated that the suspect’s arrest emanated from an incident in which a 10-year-old boy was found inside a disused drain.
The victim was found after her parents went in search for her and later that day, found her pressed under the bed of the accused.
According to Blue Security operations director, Brian Jackson, two officers were patrolling the neighbourhood in Grove End Drive near Stanmore Park on Thursday when they noticed two residents chasing a suspect into the park.
The accused appeared in court on Monday.
The trio demanded their cellphone and cash and also damaged their motor vehicle which cost the victim R46, 000.
It is alleged that the taxi had stopped at the intersection to drop off the last two passengers. One of the passengers allegedly withdrew a firearm and demanded the day’s takings from the driver.