Members of Welkom K9 Unit and Welkom SAPS received information about a stolen vehicle and operationalised the information on 18 March 2023.
The information received was that the vehicle was travelling from Bothaville to Welkom, a way lay was arranged which led to the vehicle being intercepted along the R30 road near Odendaalsrus.
Three suspects, two males and a female, aged 36, 37 and 26 were arrested for possession of suspected stolen vehicle, as the Mercedes Benz was reportedly stolen in Welkom.
The suspects also face charges of fraud and contravention of the Immigration Act.
The suspects were found with a fake driver’s license and in possession of the owner of the vehicle’s Capitec bank card and registration papers of the vehicle.
The suspects will appear in the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on Monday, 20 March 2023.