The police have arrested 14 suspects following high visibility patrols by units under Rapid Response Services.
High visibility patrols resulted in the recovery of 28 stolen and hijacked vehicles and several arrests across Gauteng in one week.
According to Gauteng police, some of suspects were arrested while they were busy stripping vehicles, with other vehicles recovered while they were parked at a car wash.
Two vehicles were recovered by Sedibeng K9 unit when members were patrolling the Evaton area and noticed two suspicious vehicles parked at a carwash after the close of business.
A Mercedes Benz and Toyota Fortuner were confiscated and the drivers of both vehicles arrested.
On further investigation, it was found that the Mercedes Benz was linked to a criminal case in the Johannesburg Central precinct.
Police appealed to communities to report any suspicious activity in their areas, like the unloading of quantities of merchandise and or unfamiliar vehicles parked for a long time with no occupants.
The suspects arrested are expected to appear before various magistrate’s courts in Gauteng, facing charges of possession of stolen and hijacked vehicles.
Members of the community can report criminal activity to SAPS Crime Stop 08600 10111 or via MySAPS App.
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