The officers conducted an investigation and it was established that the vehicle was hijacked in the Umbilo area.
In addition to this, the woman is prohibited from owning any animal for the next five years. One of the dogs was rescued from the woman’s home, last year.
In the first case, justice was served after a 44-year-old man was sentenced to 287 years behind bars for rape, robbery and kidnapping, recently.
Police have noticed a drastic increase in cases of theft from trucks in Jacobs area, mainly in Chamberlain Road.
Station commander of the Malvern SAPS, Lt Col Valarine Reddy, commended both the Malvern SAPS Crime Prevention members and the Metro members for their swift response and strategic approach to the arrests and recoveries.
A few weeks ago, the man’s schedule six bail application swung in the favour of the state after Magistrate ZE Zondi declined the 50-year-old bail at the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court.
Communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South Task Team, Priya Nunkumar, said that it is alleged that the 23-year-old driver offered a lift to the suspect when a struggle occurred between the suspect and victim. The suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the man.
When they searched the bag, police found a garment steamer, DVD player, hard drive, power supply adaptor, power supply cable and a pair of gold earrings.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is urged to contact W/O Robert Manyoni on 031 489-9627/031 489-9629 or the branch commander, Cpt Khambula on 031 489-9629.
The cigarettes were offloaded and the accused drove off. They would rob the complainants (drivers) off their cellphones and cash as well.
A case of armed robbery and rape were soon opened at the local police station and it was thereafter transferred to the local FCS unit for further investigation. The accused were soon arrested.