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The trailer that was found by the police officers in the street. Photo credit: Constable Phumi Kraai.
Car thieves always look for a way to conceal their activities – especially when it comes to stealing and stripping vehicles. Some criminals have found ways to hide stolen cars, but it is not always a success.
With many ‘scrap for cash’ businesses in our community who do not ask for identity documents or any evidence that the metal belongs to the individual looking to trade, vehicles get broken down in no time and parts can be sold.
This has become a thriving business for many car thieves. A report from Constable Phumi Kraai, who is the communications officer for the Langlaagte Police Station stated that four male suspects ranging between the ages of 26 and 37 years were arrested in Riverlea, Zone One. This came after the Langlaagte police crime prevention officers were patrolling the area on March 5.
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According to Kraai, the police officers who were patrolling came across a trailer which was parked outside a house in Gouritz Street in Riverlea, Zone One, and found disassembled vehicle parts in the trailer.
“Upon investigation, it was discovered that three positively stolen vehicles were found and an engine, inside the yard.
“There was one motor vehicle still intact, two vehicles were disassembled and an engine belonging to another different motor vehicle.
“The stolen vehicles had cases from Roodepoort, Diepsloot, and Brixton,” said the communications officer.
The four suspects were arrested for being in possession of stolen motor vehicles and have been detained at the Langlaagte SAPS. According to Constable Kraai, the suspects are to appear in court soon.
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