Ariel Search For Robbery Suspects: Ndwedwe - KZN
At approximately 15:06 members of Reaction Unit South Africa were called out to Tottenham Road in Ottawa after receiving reports of a house robbery.
Upon arrival it was establised that 4 armed suspects had forcefully gained entry to two outbuildings on the property. The robbers assaulted an elderly woman and robbed her of her jewelry and cash before they attempted to gain entry to the main building when they were disturbed.
The suspects then fled the scene in a white Toyota Corolla Quest onto the R102. The vehicle description was circulated to all response vehicles and was spotted on Vincent Dickinson Road in Canelands.
The driver sped up and began driving erratically when he realised that he had been spotted. The RUSA Robinson R44 Helicopter which was already airborne and assisting in the search was routed to Cottonlands were the vehicle was last seen. During an extensive search of the area the pilot and crew spotted several white Toyota Corollas from the air.
Reaction Officers on the ground were directed to their location (as seen in the video posted) however the vehicle that was used in the robbery was not located.