Zimbabwean man arrested as stolen vehicle recovered

An intelligence driven operation led to the recovery of a Toyota RAV4 as well as the arrest of a 38-year-old Zimbabwean national.

The operation was carried out in the evening of Sunday, December 24, 2023 around 17:00.

A report indicates that the information regarding a suspicious vehicle was provided by the National Crime Intelligence Structure of the SAPS and the team to carry out the operation consisted of members from Middelburg Flying Squad, Sekhukhune Flying Squad, Tracker Connect, Modimolle Flying Squad, and Roedtan SAPS.

The details were then followed, leading the team to N11 Road at Roedtan area in Limpopo Province where a Green Toyota RAV4 with one occupant was stopped.

It is said that the said car was coming from R25 Road in Bronkhorstspruit and it was fitted with Gauteng registration number plates.

On further investigation, it was discovered that the registration numbers fitted were cloned.

The members also unearthed that the vehicle was reported stolen at Boschkop (in the Gauteng Province) this month (December 2023) hence the driver was arrested and charged for possession of suspected stolen motor vehicle.

The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, has welcomed the arrest of the suspect as well as the recovery of the vehicle.

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