Swift response sees 2 vehicle thieves arrested, Sidwell

South African Police Service

Swift response sees 2 vehicle thieves arrested, Sidwell
Swift response sees 2 vehicle thieves arrested, Sidwell

Joint police action resulted in the immediate arrest of two suspected vehicle thieves on the afternoon of 24 August 2020, in Sidwell.

It is alleged that at about 13:30, PE K9 unit members received information of suspects busy stealing a blue Ford Fiesta at Kudu flats in Gould Street in Sidwell. Backup was requested and PE Flying Squad and the Anti-Gang Unit immediately responded.

As police tactically approached the flats, the suspects where already inside the vehicle. When they spotted the police approaching them, they jumped out and started running in different directions. Two suspects, aged 25 and 29 years old, were apprehended and detained on charges of possession of suspected stolen vehicle.

The vehicle was tampered with as the wires were already cut. A side cutter was also found on one of the suspect’s. The vehicle was also confiscated for further investigation.

The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

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