Police pounce on notorious criminal duo, East London

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Police pounce on notorious criminal duo, East London
Police pounce on notorious criminal duo, East London

The SAPS Cambridge task team arrested two men aged between 23 and 26 years of age following an attempted car breaking at Vincent on Wednesday 3 April 2019, when they were caught by the owner already fiddling inside the vehicle. The suspects managed to flee in a white VW Polo, fortunately the owner was vigilant enough to take that car’s registration number.

Investigation ensued and the suspects were traced to a house at NU11, Mdantsane outside East London and were arrested. Police then searched the house and found a black bag containing cellphones, 3G cards, hard drives, routers, various luxury car keys, headphones, remote controls, wrist watches and rubber stamp signature.

The Cambridge station commander, Brigadier Pumla Mdlankomo had been particularly concerned about the increase in cases of car breakings, especially in Vincent and Hemingways Malls and has welcomed this breakthrough and also thanked the woman for her vigilance.

In the same breath, she has requested anyone who can positively identify any of these recovered items to come to the Cambridge police station.

Shoppers are advised to ensure that their vehicles are properly locked before walking away, never leave valuable items in the car clearly visible and always be aware of your surroundings as sometimes jamming devices are used.

The suspects will appear before the East London magistrate’s court on Monday, 8 April 2019.

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