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Collaboration between security and police leads to recovery of a vehicle, two suspects arrested
2023/01/31

 

Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Mpumalanga

NELSPRUIT - Partnership between the security industry and the police has led to the recovery of a vehicle, silver Mercedes Benz (sedan) this afternoon at around 16:00. Two male suspects aged 30 and 41 were arrested on charges of possession of suspected stolen property.

The vehicle was recovered after security officers from Kasselman Security Company received information on the whereabouts of a vehicle that was stolen at Jeppe, in the Gauteng Province few days back, 27 January 2023. The guards traced the information whilst alerting SAPS members from Standerton. They spotted the vehicle with two occupants and they then pulled it over at a certain filling station in Standerton. The said car had Eastern Cape registration number plates.  Eventually the two were arrested and police charged them with possession of suspected stolen property. Preliminary investigation by the police has since revealed that the two were on parole. Police are working in partnership with officials from the Department of Correctional Services and the two might as well find themselves back in the Correctional Centre as it appears that they may have violated their parole conditions.

The two suspects are expected to appear at the Standerton District Court on Wednesday, 01 February 2023 facing the said charges.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has once again applauded the good relationship that exists between law enforcement agencies which often bring about desired results. "We are really making a serious impact, more especially in the recovery of vehicles in the province. In the past few days, have witnessed the arrest of suspects and the recovery of vehicles that were stolen. Thanks to law enforcement agencies for working cooperatively on this one. Together we can do more" said the General.

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