Five suspects arrested for the possession of stolen and hijacked vehicles in Nyanga #Trio Crimes
Western Cape: Five suspects are expected to appear in court following their arrest for possession of stolen and hijacked vehicles. Members were on patrol in
Zwelitsha when they saw two suspects carrying parts of a vehicle. When questioned, the suspects told the police where they got the parts and they directed the police to where the vehicle was. On arrival, the members found another suspect busy stripping the vehicle. When tested, the vehicle was discovered as reported stolen in Gugulethu this month. All three suspects age 20, 24 and 39 were arrested.
In the second incident the members were on foot patrol when they arrested
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two suspects aged 25 and 26 busy stripping a vehicle in Ramaphosa Squatter Camp in Browns Farm. The vehicle was reportedly hijacked an hour before the arrest in Monwood Drive in the same vicinity. The driver of the company vehicle, a Toyota Avanza had just finished dropping off the last staff member when he was approached by two armed men. One suspect searched the driver and took his wallet and the other suspect got into the driver's side and they drove away with the vehicle. The 26-year-old was also found in possession of a replica firearm.
The suspects will appear in Athlone Magistrate's Court tomorrow, 13 February 2019; the three aged 20, 24 and 39 face a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle, and the 25 and 26 year old face a charge of possession of a hijacked vehicle.