A 43-year-old male suspect was arrested for theft of vehicle in Gauteng

The Police in Polokwane through an intelligence-driven operation have arrested a 43-year-old male suspect for theft of a motor vehicle on Tuesday 21 November at Welbekend in Tshwane District of Gauteng.

According to the information available at this stage, it is alleged that on Tuesday 21 November 2023 at about 18:00, a motor vehicle white Toyota Hilux GD6 Legend 50 was stolen from a parking lot in Polokwane CBD while parked.

The incident was reported to the Police and the team comprised of SAPS Limpopo Provincial Tracking Team with Murder and Robbery Unit was immediately activated to follow the lead of the stolen vehicle.

It is reported that a chase ensued immediately after the Police received a signal from the vehicle tracking company which led to R37 road to Lebowakgomo where two private security companies, SPS High Risk and Tshimollo Security Investigations as well as Gauteng Organised Crime Investigation Unit have joined the chase backing up the Tracking Team driving via Marblehall. Proceeded to R25 road to Bronkhorstspruit and subsequently the suspect was accosted by the members of Welbekend SAPS and the suspect was arrested at Welbekend policing area along R25 road towards Kempton Park in Gauteng province.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect belongs to a vehicle theft syndicate that operates between the two provinces of Gauteng and Limpopo. The Police are hot on the heels of the remaining gang members of the syndicate that the arrested suspect is believed to be part of.The suspect is charged with possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle at Welbekend and will be charged again in Polokwane for theft of a motor vehicle.

The multi-disciplinary operation has yielded a great success and the suspect is expected to appear before Benoni Magistrate’s Court in the week facing charges of possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle and later to be transferred to Polokwane Court for theft of a motor vehicle. The suspect is expected to appear before Polokwane Magistrate’s Court due course.

(story credit: Arrive Alive)

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