Two males who are suspected to be part of a syndicate that is stealing high-end valued SUVs in Gauteng were arrested in Germiston on Wednesday, 28 February 2023, a few minutes after they stole yet another vehicle.
The duo who was found in possession of a suspected stolen Toyota Land Cruiser, Kia Rio and vehicle theft implements are expected to appear at the Germiston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 1 March 2023, facing charges of theft of motor vehicle and possession of vehicle theft and break-in implements.
Information was received about a syndicate that is stealing high-end vehicles in Gauteng and that they are driving in different vehicles.
A team of law enforcement agencies consisting of South African Police Service Crime Intelligence, Tracker Connect, Gauteng Traffic Police Saturation Unit and Badboyz Security operationalised the information and went on a lookout for the suspects.
In Bedfordview on Tuesday, the team spotted the suspects driving in two vehicles, a Toyota Land Cruiser and a Kia Rio. Both vehicles were followed until they stopped outside the residential premises in Roodekop, Germiston.
The team pounced on the suspects and conducted an investigation that revealed that the Toyota Land Cruiser had just been stolen in Bedfordview and that the Kia Rio was fitted with false registration plates. Two suspects, aged 40 and 41, were arrested and charged with theft of motor vehicle and possession of vehicle theft and break-in implements.
Upon profiling the suspects, it was established that they have pending cases of theft of motor vehicles.