Two arrested on four cases using jamming devices, Newton Park

South African Police Service

Two arrested on four cases using jamming devices, Newton Park
Two arrested on four cases using jamming devices, Newton Park

Working together as a team towards a common vision will always reap positive effects. Mount Road detectives have proven that the difference between success and failure is a great team. Property related crimes especially theft out of/from motor vehicles are a concern for Mount Road police and in order to tackle this stubborn crime, a team was established to investigate them.

Analysis shows that most of the vehicles broken into during the day was as a result of remote jamming devices used by criminals. Investigation have revealed that a vehicle was used in the commission of theft out motor vehicle in three different places.

Further information was followed up which led them to the owner of the vehicle. It is alleged that the owner lends the vehicle to a person who uses it as a taxi during the day. The so called taxi driver admitted that he further lends the vehicle to a friend and is not aware of the friend’s activities.

During the early hours of this morning, 16 March 2018 the team arrested two suspects aged 35 and 39 in Motherwell. Laptop bags, binoculars, Wi-Fi modems, jamming devices and various documents was confiscated. The suspects are positively linked to four cases committed in the Newton Park area during January and February 2018.

The detectives are still busy with investigation and is attempting to link the suspects with other cases. Both suspects will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate Court on Monday 19 March 2018, on charges of Theft out of Motor vehicle and possession of suspected stolen property.

The Acting Cluster Commander for Mount Road Cluster, Brig Andrew Louw has hailed the breakthrough as a huge success. ‘The arrests of these arrests suspects will solve many property related cases within the Mount Road cluster. The team is commended on cracking the whip on theft out of/from m/v’s,’ added Brig Louw.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service