Suspect Apprehended: Tongaat – KwaZulu Natal
One of four suspects who attempted to rob a female at the dead end of Catherine Street in Trurolands - Tongaat was arrested by members of Reaction Unit South Africa earlier today.
RUSA Officers were called out to a home in the area after the victim sought assistance from a member of public. Upon arrival the she explained that while on her way to work she was accosted by four suspects. The men were believed to be under the influence of alcohol. One suspect drew a knife and demanded valuables from the victim. He informed her that they were also going to rape her. The victim started to scream which scared the them off.
She provided Reaction Officers with a clothing description of the suspects. While on patrol in the Tongaat CBD a RUSA Member noticed the suspects. A foot chase
ensued in which one suspect was apprehended. The victim was called to the scene and upon arrival positively identified the man as one of the suspects that attempted to rob her.
He was placed under arrest and handed over to police.