Cane-knife Wielding Suspect Arrested: Dawncrest- KZN
An armed 20 year old suspect who had gained entry into four (4) properties in the Dawncrest – Verulam area has been apprehended by Members of Reaction Unit South Africa.
The RUSA Operations Center received a call from a female at approx 09:24 this morning (Wednesday). The caller informed the Controller that a male carrying a cane-knife was seen hiding on their property. The suspect was described as a thin african male attired in a yellow shirt. The occupants of the home feared for their lives and locked themselves indoors. More calls were received from frantic residents on Sunlark Drive after the suspect was seen on their premises.
Several Reaction Officers who arrived on scene a few minutes later were despatched to every house in the vicinity in an attempt to apprehend the suspect. The suspect was found three properties away from the initial callers home and was apprehended at 09:27. During an interview with Officers, the suspect pointed out a flower garden at a home where he had hidden the cane-knife. Its was recovered concealed under a plant.
Reaction Officers are interviewing the suspect to establish his intentions.