Police crack vehicle theft syndicate #Trio Crimes KWAZULU-NATAL - Yesterday at 07:30, a joint operation comprising of police officers from Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit (VCIU) and Metro police was conducted at the Durban beachfront .
Whilst a police officer from the Metro Police were busy conducting patrols on the Durban beachfront,
they spotted a vehicle with four male occupants.
The said vehicle was stopped and a search was conducted.
Upon searching the vehicle, police found various car breaking implements and a number of vehicle computer boxes.
The suspects' vehicle was examined and it was established that the engine had been tampered with.
Further investigation was conducted by the Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit (VCIU) which led police to a house in Klaarwater.
Upon arrival at the scene, a 45-year-old male was found busy grinding and re-stamping a vehicle.
It is alleged that the vehicle was stolen this month in the Hillcrest area.
A further two suspects were arrested at the crime scene while trying to flee.
A further search was conducted at the premises and nine more vehicles were
recovered and one of the vehicles was stolen at Durban Central this month.
The other eight vehicles engines were tampered with.