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Dec 03 2020

Cardboard collector stabbed in attempted robbery in Durban North

This article originally appeared in the Northglen News: https://northglennews.co.za/257001/cardboard-collector-stabbed-in-attempted-robbery-in-durban-north/

A LOCAL cardboard collector said he is lucky to be alive after he was stabbed in an attempted robbery last week.

George Moyo (37) was doing his early morning collection in the vicinity of Lansdowne Crescent when he was attacked by a lone suspect on Thursday (27 November) at about 6.30am.

Moyo sustained stab wounds to his upper back and arm as he tried to flee from his attacker.

“I was walking with my trolley when a man asked me to stop. I initially assumed he wanted to ask for directions but when he reached me he grabbed my pockets and tried to rob me. I tried to flee and called out for help and the man stabbed me in the back and then again the bicep as I tried to stop him. A Marshall Security guard who heard my calls for help came to my assistance and my attacker fled on foot.

“Some of the residents came out to help me as I was bleeding profusely. At one point I blacked out because of the loss of blood. I waited for more than an hour for a government ambulance to take me to hospital before paramedics from Crisis Medical helped me,” he said.

Speaking to Northglen News from a bed at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Moyo said he is recovering but is in a lot of pain.

“I’m grateful to the residents who stayed with me and offered me water and painkillers while we waited for the ambulance to arrive. I’m lucky to be alive really. At the moment I’m in a lot of pain and I’m unable to earn a living because of what happened. I’m part of the Roadhouse Crescent cardboard collectors, and we work closely with a number of environmental groups including the eThekwini municipality and the CPF,” he said.

Henry Landman, spokesperson for Crisis Medical, confirmed they had treated Moyo who was in a serious condition when they arrived on scene.

“Members of the Durban North SAPS, Marshall Security, and Blue Security, the CPF and Home Hawks Neighbourhood Watch were on scene when the call went out. He had lost a lot of blood when paramedics arrived on scene. We treated his wounds on scene before transporting him to Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Phoenix,” he said.

Moyo said he intended to open a case at the Durban North SAPS once he is discharged from hospital.

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Nov 07 2020

Home Hawks Neighbourhood Watch Awareness Morning

Sector1B of the Durban North Community Police Forums, Home Hawks Neighbourhood Watch, held its security & safety awareness campaign at Checkers Virginia Circle this morning.

Big thank you to our partners in fighting crime in the area Marshall Security and Blue Security, and the members of the North Durban Victim Support Unit that assisted as well.

We have already been getting residents sending their contact details through to join the security WhatsApp groups in the area.

If you live in Virginia/Glen Ashley area and are not on a security group, sign up below.


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Oct 18 2020

Armed Robbery – Virginia Bush Nature Reserve

On Sunday 18th October at around 1.30pm, Home Hawks NHW were alerted to an incident in the Upper Virginia bush are were a family were held up by gunpoint and a cell phone was stolen. Fortunately there were no injuries.

Members of the Home Hawks searched the Upper Virginia Bush for the family who were in hiding, and transferred them to a place of safety.

The team from The CPF North Durban Victim Support were on the scene quickly to offer trauma counselling to the family.

Members of the Home Hawks and Marshall security combed the area for the suspect and patrols were also done around the area until 16H30 when it was called off.

A case has been opened with SAPS Durban North.

The Northglen News also carried the story: https://northglennews.co.za/254463/family-held-up-at-gunpoint-at-virginia-bush-nature-reserve/

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Oct 13 2020

Robbery Suspects Apprehended

This morning at 03H55 an attempted house breaking at a house in Danville Ave was reported on the Sector 1B Home Hawks Security group.

Members of the Home Hawks Neighbourhood Watch and Marshall Security attended the scene. Suspects had already run away. Patrollers stayed in the area and then noticed a suspicious grey Toyota driving very slowly On Newport Ave.

Patrollers decided to follow. Once the driver spotted the patrollers and Marshall Security vehicle he drove off leaving his two friends behind. Two suspects were apprehended. We are certain that the description and the modus operandi of theses suspects fit other breakings in the area lately. Big shout out to Home Hawks Patrollers and Marshall Security for there excellent work this morning.

Suspects were handed over to SAPS for further investigation

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