Crime

EMPD recovers stolen vehicle with fake registration in Thembisa

On May 22, officers were conducting a crime prevention operation on the M57 road when they spotted a parked, damaged white Audi A4 sedan without a left front wheel.

Officers from the EMPD’s Bronberg precinct recovered a broken down stolen vehicle on May 22 in Thembisa.

EMPD spokesperson Marie Mashishi said the EMPD have picked up on a recent trend in which vehicles are stolen and abandoned at various places hours later.

The abandoned and stripped vehicle recovered by the EMPD.

“Many cars are still being stolen either to cause confusion for law enforcers or that they are used as gateway vehicles following various crimes committed in the area.”

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On May 22, officers were conducting a crime prevention operation on the M57 road when they spotted a parked, damaged white Audi A4 sedan without a left front wheel.

“The locked sedan was tested using the displayed registration/number plate.

The abandoned and stripped vehicle recovered by the EMPD.

“The vehicle, which was returned, was a Volkswagen and the VIN number was used to determine the clear description and the liable owner.

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“Officers learned that the vehicle was recently reported stolen in Silverton,” said Mashishi.

She added that due processes were followed and relevant stakeholders including the SAPS were called to the scene.

The abandoned and stripped vehicle recovered by the EMPD.
 
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