Members of the community are urged to keep valuable possessions out of sight.
In the first incident, a total of 12 brand new vehicles, worth an estimated R4, 7 million were recovered by police officers from the Ladysmith Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit, recently.
The team reacted swiftly after receiving information from a source regarding the location of the firearm, which was identified as a shotgun.
The commander of the eThekwini Inner South cluster, Maj Gen Nunkumar applauded his officers on their good work and for also recovering the vehicle and nabbing the suspect.
Station commander of the Chatsworth SAPS, Brig Coenraad Marais, commends Det W/O SR Moodley for the sterling investigation conducted and the successful conviction of both accused.
Their response units responded within minutes and searched the surrounding area for the suspects.
According to a report issued by Rescue Care, their team responded to the scene and upon arrival, found that the man sustained multiple stab wounds to his upper body. He was found lying on the roadside.
At about 4:45pm yesterday afternoon the Wentworth Crime Prevention Team received a complaint regarding a shooting in the area.
“The suspects have been linked to cases in the Queensmead and Malvern areas and also have pending cases within the Hillcrest area. Investigations are continuing,” said W/O Radhika Marimuthu.
The suspects fled the scene of the crime and police are investigating further.
Reports have alleged that three people have been killed, however, this could not be confirmed.