Police in the province of Mpumalanga continue to recover vehicles in the province, including at the borders.
As a result, a VW Polo which was reported stolen previously during a robbery at Ennerdale in Gauteng was recovered at Oshoek Port of Entry on the night of 5 March 2023 around 19:30.
The driver of the vehicle (27) was arrested and thanks to the commendable work achieved by members of the police from Border Policing.
According to the information, the astute members were busy with their routine duties at the border when they stopped the said vehicle with Gauteng registration number plates.
A search then followed whereby members realized that the car was in fact reportedly stolen in a robbery incident which occurred in November 2022.
The driver was arrested and charged for possession of suspected stolen property. As the probe continues, the man could face more charges with regard to robbery incident whereby the vehicle was stolen.
The male suspect is expected to appear at the Albert Luthuli Magistrate’s Court on 6 March 2023, facing the said charges.
The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Major General Zeph Mkhwanazi has applauded members for their diligent work and vigilance which resulted in the arrest and recovery of the vehicle. “This success is that display our true commitment to the call of duty, which include the protection of citizens and their properties.” said the General.