The daytime operations are part of the Durban North SAPS visible policing and crime prevention strategies for the year ahead.
Several items were confiscated in the search operation.
There have been more than 30 incidents reported in the area.
One of the vagrants was found with a necklace and pendant with an inscription.
Members of the public spotted the body floating in the water near the shore.
The suspects remain at large following the hijacking which took place in Durban North.
Police arrested the suspect after a foot chase on Riverside Road.
The suspects struck the homeowner over the head using the butt of a gun.
When paramedics arrived on scene, the guard had already succumbed to his injuries.
The scam involves advertising the intake of new recruits at the Durban light infantry regiment for the Military Skills Development System.
More than 30 thefts of gate motors have been reported in the past three months.