K9 unit recovers stolen vehicle, arrests Humewood housebreaker

South African Police Service

K9 unit recovers stolen vehicle, arrests Humewood housebreaker
K9 unit recovers stolen vehicle, arrests Humewood housebreaker

K9 members arrested 3 suspects in separate incidents for crimes ranging from possession of suspected stolen vehicle and housebreaking.

In the first incident, on Sunday 1 August 2021 at about 21:20 while K9 members were patrolling in Nkcembe Street in NU10 in Motherwell they spotted a beige Toyota Corolla with no number plate at the rear. As the vehicle entered Mnenge Street, the driver accelerated when he spotted the police vehicle.

The vehicle was pulled over and thoroughly searched. On examining the licence disc, it was discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen on the same day between 08:00-10:35 in Buffelsfontein Road in Walmer. Both suspects aged between 26-35-years were arrested for possession of suspected stolen vehicle. Three cell phones were also confiscated.

In a separate incident at about 01:40 on the morning of 2 August 2021, K9 members responded to a complaint of a housebreaking in progress at a house in Cathcart Street in Humewood.

The vehicle gate of the premises was forced open and a window was broken and the burglar guard pushed open. A 22-year-old suspect was arrested for housebreaking and contravention of the Disaster Management Act.

All suspects are expected to appear in court soon on their respective charges.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service