Three men, who are suspected to be part of a car theft syndicate, were arrested near Brits on Friday morning following a high speed car chase and roadblock on the R511.
The men were found in possession of a large number of tools used in car thefts.
“Traffic police in Gauteng received information that a group of men was on their way to the Brits area to steal vehicles. The thieves’ car was spotted and a chase ensued,” said police spokesperson, Colonel Adele Myburgh. Police blockaded the R511 near Hernic mine where the thieves were forced to stopped and they were arrested.
A large number of tools, which are used to steal cars, including ‘jammers’ and keys, were found in their possession. The R511 was closed for a long period for police to process the crime scene.
“The three men that were arrested are between the ages of 26 and 29. The vehicle they were driving had false number plates. The police are investigating whether the vehicle is stolen,” Myburgh said.
The three men will appear in the Brits Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 25 January 2021.