Hijacked vehicle recovered in Wentworth, two men arrested

The blue BMW 320i, which was recovered.

Two men, aged 24 and 25, were charged for possession of property suspected to be stolen and for defeating the ends of justice in the Wentworth area, recently.

On the day of the arrest, Social Crime Prevention police officers were on duty patrolling the area when they received information regarding a blue BMW 320i, which was suspected to be involved in house break-in cases in the Brighton Beach and Wentworth areas.

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Communications officer of Wentworth SAPS, Cpt Mbuso Gumede said, “Police noticed the vehicle along Quality Street with the registration given to them. They immediately stopped the vehicle. Two occupants were in the vehicle and police officers started to search it. A set of vehicle number plates were found in the front passenger side.”

The vehicle number plates on it were checked and did not correspond with the license disc, which had a different number plate.

It was discovered that the vehicle was hijacked in the Wentworth patrol precinct in June 2018.

Both suspects were charged for possession of suspected stolen property. They were also charged for defeating the ends of justice for trying to hide the vehicle keys at the police station and pretending that it was lost.

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The officers who made the arrests were W/O Mcomick, W/O Nair, Cnst N Mei and Cnst GJ Mei.

They were commended by the station commander, Col Van Zyl, for the arrest which they made and the recovery of a vehicle that was hijacked. Residents are encouraged to report crime to Crime Stop on 08600-10111.

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Nikita Chiniah
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