24 vehicles recovered, 3 suspects arrested in KZN crime blitz
A joint operation by members of the SAPS which was carried out at Umzinyathi Cluster and surrounding areas from 4 June 2018 until 10 June 2018 yielded positive results when a total of 24 vehicles, a Toyota engine, a Toyota Chassis and a motor bike were recovered. The vehicles were recovered in Newcastle, Pietermaritzburg, Umsinga, Greytown, Muden and surrounding areas.
The vehicles recovered included a Nissan Hardbody, Toyota Venture, Mazda bakkie and VW Golf. An unlicensed pistol with 14 rounds of ammunition as well as a rifle were also seized during the operation. Three suspects aged between 26 and 28 were arrested for possession of suspected stolen vehicles. The recovered vehicles were stolen in various precincts across Kwazulu-Natal including Pietermaritzburg, Umsinga, Nhlanhleni, Greytown, Umbilo, Alberton and Hillbrow.
These operations will continue throughout the province as police put in measures to curb the theft and carjacking of vehicles. An appeal is once more made to our communities, panel beating businesses and scrap yards not to support these criminals by buying stolen vehicles and parts. This is fueling vehicle related crimes and contributing to the deaths off innocent citizens in the process.
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