Reaction officers were called out to a secondary school on Russom Street in Verulam after teachers reported the suspicious individual sitting outside the school gates daily.
Police officers were commended following the respective arrests.
At about 10:45 on April 19, members of SAPS responded to a complaint of a shooting. It is alleged by the complainant that he was approached by a man who introduced himself as Cpt Naidoo.
The victim explained that as he exited his home, he was ambushed by the suspects, who were hiding on the property.
At about 7:34am on April 19, Reaction Unit South Africa was called out to the scene of a robbery in progress on Summit Drive in Redcliffe. When they arrived at the scene, they found the 22-year-old victim.
Following the successful arrests, KZN’s acting provincial commissioner, Maj Gen Bheki Langa commended the detectives for their efficiency and commitment.
Reaction Unit South Africa has reported numerous incidents in the area which have caused residents significant financial losses and serious injury.
“According to farmers in the area, they had arrived at the residence at about 5am on Thursday when they noticed that the couple were not to be seen. They heard a cry for help from inside the residence and eventually opened forced open a door using a hammer and axe,” a report issued by the security company highlighted.
All the while, the furore of the more than 50 protesters outside would not be abated.
Another suspect then asked for a cigarette and the complainant’s friend gave him the cigarette. The suspects then walked away.
Reaction officers and paramedics were dispatched to the area and after a brief search with the SAPS, the victim, her child and husband were located alongside a sugarcane plantation.