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2022/11/11      |  Written By:  Colonel M Ledwaba   |   Province:  Limpopo

POLOKWANE: 09 November 2022 - In ensuring that stolen or hijacked  vehicles are not going through our borders, the ever alert Police officers intercepted and pulled over a Toyota Prado along the N1 road under Botlokwa policing area north of Polokwane this morning, Wednesday 09 November 2022 and arrested a 39-year-old female suspect.

The information was provided by the members of the Crime Intelligence Unit about a hijacked Toyota Prado motor vehicle which was intended to be smuggled to Zimbabwe via Beitbridge Port of entry.

The members of Limpopo Tracking Team, SPS High Risk and Tshimollo Security jointly operationalized the information given and subsequently spotted the motor vehicle fitting the description Sekonye village.

The motor vehicle was stopped, searched and Police found false registration number plates attached on the vehicle. The motor vehicle was also tested and later it was discovered that it was hijacked earlier this month at Randburg in Gauteng Province.

The driver of the motor vehicle failed to provide satisfactory explanation and was immediately arrested for possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle valued at R400.000.

A 39-year-old female suspect believed to be a Zimbabwean National will appear before the Morebeng Magistrate's Court soon facing charges of possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle.