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Police members made their presence count


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Western Cape

WESTERN CAPE - Committed to ensure stability, police members’ vigilance and swift action lead to arrest of suspects. Members of Maitland Flying Squad pulled over a suspicious vehicle in Ravensmead on Thursday, 29 July 2021. 

During their inspection of the vehicle, they noticed that the VIN number is incorrect and that the number plates did not correspond with the licence disk.

Members recovered cellphones, jammer, registration plates and tools in the vehicle.  Four suspects between the ages of 27 and 42 were arrested and detained on a Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit enquiry.

The suspects are expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 02 August 2021.

In an unrelated case on Wednesday, 28 July 2021, police members tracked a truck in Harare that was reported hijacked in Kensington.

Upon inspection, the members found the driver locked in the back of the truck. Members immediately operationalized and searched homes close to where they found the abandoned hijacked truck upon which they recovered products that was taken from the truck. A 38-year-old man was arrested and detained on a charge of possession of stolen property.


Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi
071 601 8321


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