A car thief’s three-year crime spree came to a halt, thanks to the investigation of a Montclair police detective in Durban, Southlands Sun reports.
The so-called ‘doctor’, as he would introduce himself to the salesmen, would bamboozle car dealers using the same modus operandi, gaining their trust to take a vehicle out for a test drive and never return.
Montclair police spokesperson Captain Dereck Vijiam said he would win them over and gain their trust. “He would buy them cooldrink before they gave him the keys to test drive. He would lie and say he needed to call his wife,” said Captain Vijiam.
While the salesman was busy, he quietly slipped away and drove off with the car.
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He allegedly struck at many dealerships across Durban, including SMG Umhlanga, where he was last seen.
The salesman realised the car was stolen and raised the alarm. Warrant Officer Tiger Ramsamy and his team, who were investigating previous related cases, went on an intensive search. He received information about the stolen car being spotted in Isipingo.
The accused was traced and charged for car theft. He is wanted for numerous cases in Durban.
– Caxton News Service