DURBAN - Police officers from Verulam SAPS were conducting crime prevention duties at their police precinct when they received information of a hijacked vehicle in the area. The police officers proceeded to Cornubia where they spotted the suspected vehicle. A check on the vehicle revealed that the vehicle was hijacked at Amanzimtoti last month.
Following further investigation, police proceeded to a local radio station to speak to the driver of the said vehicle. The driver (29) was traced and he was arrested for being in possession of a suspected stolen vehicle. He admitted to police that he was the driver of the said vehicle.
The suspect's alibi was followed up which lead the police officers to his brother in Ottawa. His brother was found driving a vehicle which did not have a licence disc and was driven with false registration plates. After police had conducted an inspection on the vehicle, they discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen at Brighton Beach during the past month.
The second suspect (27) was arrested and charged for being in possession of a stolen vehicle as well. He claimed that he bought the said vehicle from his friend for R5,000-00. Both vehicles were seized for further investigation. The suspects appeared in the Verulam Magistrates Court yesterday for being in possession of stolen vehicles.
Source: South African Police Service