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Pretoria West SAPS arrest four suspects with a stolen vehicle

The tip came from an anonymous resident who spotted the suspects changing the number plates of two vehicles.

The Pretoria West SAPS team partnered with Tracker SA and Tshenolo private investigators to arrest four men on August 16 for being in possession of a stolen vehicle following an anonymous tip-off.

The arrest took place on the corner of 855 WF Nkomo street, near the Transoranje school for the deaf at around 16:00.

The tip came from an anonymous resident who spotted the suspects changing the number plates of two vehicles and decided to call their local police to inform them about what was happening.

The Pretoria West SAPS sent out units to search for the suspects and the car.

Front and Rear view of the stolen vehicle seized. Photo: supplied.

Upon reaching the location in question, the police located the suspects and began following them.

After a short pursuit, a preplanned takedown was initiated and the four occupants of the vehicle were all taken into custody.

The car in question is a white Toyota Prado SUV, which was found to have been stolen after the falsified registration plates were removed.

According to police, the car was stolen in Wierdaberg.

No weapons, drug paraphernalia or other contraband were found in the vehicle.

Pretoria West SAPS station commander Colonel Margret Nkwana applauded the officers for their swift response to the tip-off and for bringing the perpetrators to book. Nkwana also urged the community to continue working closely with the police.

Tshenolo also commended the efforts by the partners involved in the arrest, with special mention of the Pretoria West SAPS.

The four suspects will appear in the Pretoria magistrate’s court in due course.

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