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Suspect in a stolen vehicle arrested in Roodepoort

“The driver of the vehicle, a Zimbabwean national was arrested immediately and detained at the Roodepoort Police Station."

On Wednesday, May 11 Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) K9 officers arrested a man for the possession of a stolen gold Ford Bantam bakkie  at the Gustav Street and Randfontein Road intersection in Durban Deep in Roodepoort.

According to a statement released by the JMPD Communications Unit, officers stopped the suspicious Ford Bantam on Wednesday, May 11 at about 12 noon while conducting crime-prevention patrols in Roodepoort.

The stolen vehicle at the Lenasia VIS Vehicle Impound. Photo: Supplied.

Officers inspected the vehicle and noticed that the vehicle identification number (VIN) on the body did not correspond with the VIN on the licence disc, which belongs to a blue Ford Bantam.

Officers tested the VIN on the body of the vehicle, and the results received showed that the vehicle had been stolen in 2019 as per a Krugersdorp Police case.

“The driver of the vehicle, a Zimbabwean national was arrested immediately and detained at the Roodepoort Police Station. The stolen vehicle was seized and booked in at the SAPS Lenasia VIS Vehicle Impound for further verification,” said JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla.

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