Uber carjackers arrested in Umlazi

Two suspects were arrested for being involved in Uber-related carjackings which occurred in areas such as Amanzimtoti, KwaMakhutha, Umlazi, Bellair and Cato Manor.

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Prior to the arrests, the Provincial Task Team of eThekwini Outer South Cluster received information on suspects involved in Uber-related carjackings and immediately followed up.

Communications officer of Umlazi SAPS, Cpt C Rhynes said, “They arrested two men, aged 30 and 23, who are suspected to be linked to a group of criminals involved in carjackings and robberies of Uber taxi drivers.”

These arrests may lead to more arrests of carjackers in the Durban area.

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Acting eThekwini Outer South cluster commander, Brig MVP Mgobhozi said, “I welcome these excellent arrests made by the Provincial Task Team. I am hopeful that this will lead to more arrests in the near future.”

She added, “I am sure these arrests will certainly have an impact on reducing or minimising Uber-related carjackings and robberies. We will continue to remove carjackers and ensure they are imprisoned and removed from our streets.”

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