Three stolen vehicles recovered, four suspects to appear in court

DURBAN: Police officers from the Provincial Trio and Vehicle Task Team received information of about a vehicle that was wanted for theft in Pietermaritzburg. It was reported that the vehicle entered the Newlands area.

Police and security officials immediately responded to the scene and the vehicle was spotted travelling on Cornfield Road in Newlands area. The vehicle was then intercepted and three males were found inside the vehicle and they were placed under arrest. It was established that the vehicle was stolen in Pietermaritzburg area. The suspects aged 32 and 39 will appear before the Durban Magistrates’ Court on charges of possession of stolen property.

While the same team was still in the area, they spotted a vehicle that was travelling at a high speed. The said vehicle was chased and intercepted. Upon searching the suspect, he was found in possession of a pistol with rounds of ammunition. The investigation revealed that the firearm was stolen in Hammarsdale during July 2021. The suspect aged 22 will appear in court tomorrow.

Two other vehicles were found abandoned in KwaDabeka and Cato Manor. One of the vehicle was hijacked at Ndunduma area in Clermont while the other was hijacked in Springfield Park. Police are still searching for the suspects.

Source: South African Police Service