Stolen Chatsworth vehicles recovered

The recovered VW Polo.

The eThekwini Inner South Cluster Crime Combating Team recovered a stolen black VW Polo in the Welbedacht area, recently. During an investigation of the vehicle conducted by team members, the engine number of the car matched a black Polo that was carjacked in the Chatsworth area.

ALSO READ: Stolen Chatsworth vehicle recovered in Shongweni 

In a separate case, the team together with the Umlazi K9 Unit and eThekwini Inner South POLSEC members also recovered a Toyota Corolla in Umlazi’s section F on June 8. The Toyota Corolla was also stolen in the Chatsworth vicinity.

ALSO READ: Police recover three hijacked vehicles 

Tips for safe travelling:
*Ensure that your vehicle is in good condition and that you have enough fuel before you depart.
*Always lock the door of the vehicle.
*Never open your window more than five centimetres.
*Vary your route to work and back if possible and avoid stopping at remote areas.
*Be alert at traffic lights and stop streets.
*Be aware of people loitering around your vehicle.
*Do not give hitch hikers a lift.
*If possible, avoid driving alone. Park in well-lit areas.

Tips to avoid vehicle theft:
*Install a security alarm in your vehicle.
*Install a gear lock.
*Invest in a good tracking device for your vehicle.
*Do not leave the log book in your vehicle.
*Lock the steering.
*Do not park your vehicle in a secluded area.

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