The vigilance of Tsitsikamma K9 members who were strategically deployed along N2 highway led to the recovery of a stolen vehicle and arrest of two suspects at the entrance to Knysna during the early hours of 24 April 2022.
Preliminary investigation suggests that the 42-year-old victim parked her Toyota Hilux Double-Cab bakkie in a parking area at Somerset West on Saturday, 23 April 2022 at about 13:15. On her return she discovered that the vehicle was gone and immediately reported the matter to police.
The stolen vehicle was circulated.
In a combined effort members attached to the K9 and Knysna Crime Prevention Unit responded to information about the stolen bakkie and deployed themselves strategically along the N-2.It wasn’t long before they pulled over the vehicle along the highway.
They approached the driver who was unable to account for his possession thereof. He and his female passenger were subsequently arrested. The suspects aged 34 and 26 are facing charges of possession of stolen property and theft of motor vehicle.