Police raid Umlazi ‘chop shop’

Police are investigating further.

The eThekwini Inner South Cluster Intelligence Driven Operation team together with Durban Metro raided a ‘chop shop’ in G section, Umlazi, on Tuesday.

This came after they received information that hijacked vehicles from the eThekwini Inner South area were being taken to the shop.

ALSO READ: Stolen vehicle recovered in Umlazi

Upon arrival, the team of super-sleuth officers searched the entire shop and found various parts of hijacked vehicles which matched positively to carjacking cases reported at the Chatsworth SAPS and Bayview SAPS. Police reports have indicated that the suspect fled the scene as soon as they arrived.

However, the cops managed to seize a police radio from the premises. Communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South cluster, Priya Nunkumar said, “Members will continue their investigation to link other hijacked vehicles from the ‘chop shop’ to possible carjacking cases in the area.”

ALSO READ: Police recover three hijacked vehicles

Meanwhile, Maj Gen Nunkumar offered high praise to the police officers and said that they will be working around the clock to ensure that the suspect is apprehended.

Article: Velancia Naidoo

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