According to Reaction Unit South Africa’s, Prem Balram, members were called out to the bottle store in Gridham Place after receiving reports of an armed robbery.
According to police reports, officers also recovered drugs, unlicensed firearms, ammunition and dangerous weapons. A shebeen was also closed down and liquor was seized.
Upon arrival, it was established that the two suspects, who were armed with firearms, had hijacked the victim of his 1994 Toyota Corolla.
The suspects fled in a red vehicle, however, the complainant was unable to remember the registration number.
In the first case, multi-disciplinary approach by the Public Order Policing, Tactical Response Team and National Intervention Unit deployed at Pongola and surrounding areas led to the recovery of drugs worth R1, 5 million and ammunition.
According to a report issued by RUSA, officers were alerted to the assault in progress on Russom Street in Verulam.
No arrests have been made.
Tongaat SAPS communications officer, Cpt Patrick Zithulele Ngwane, said on December 18, 2017, police attended to the complaint where it was alleged that a resident was on his way to the tuck-shop when he caught sight of a patch of blood on the pathway.
The third suspect was arrested at Rucklen Place after he was found in possession of 99 heroin capsules worth R1980, 00.
According to KZN VIP, members responded to the incident where the suspects stood at the corners of Rucklen and Avalen Crescent, waiting to pounce on the unsuspecting victim.
Col Thembeka Mbhele of the South African Police Service said that the suspects then stop the driver at gunpoint and rob the victim of their belongings.