Police seek more victims of alleged vehicle thief’s scam; suspect arrested

Police seek more victims of alleged vehicle thief’s scam; suspect arrested
Police seek more victims of alleged vehicle thief’s scam; suspect arrested. Image source: Pixabay

GQEBERHA – The Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit (VCIU) in Gqeberha are seeking victims following the arrest of an alleged vehicle thief who may have scammed owners of vehicles or repairs to their vehicles left at the suspect’s premises in Kabega Park Street.

Police are currently investigating three cases of theft of motor vehicles against Abdul Yusuf (27) of Kabega Park. It is alleged that between June and December 2022, two BMWs and a Ford Focus were given to Yusuf for repairs by their owners and to date, the BMWs are missing, and the Ford Focus was recovered by police in Wells Estate on Sunday, 13 August 2023.

The suspect evaded arrest for about 7 months and was arrested on Thursday 10 August 2023 at a business premises in Green Street in North End. He appeared in court on Monday, 14 August 2023 and Tuesday, 15 August 2023. The case is remanded to 22 August 2023 for a formal bail application.

Police believe that there may be other victims who may have experienced the same fate and are appealing to them to contact VCIU D/W/O Kazlynne Bezuidenhoud on 082 319 8165 or D/W/O Jaco Botes on 071 671 1243 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111 or the nearest police station.

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