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Harding police recover stolen vehicle

The Toyota Tazz was stolen in August 2022 in Harding.

A gun which was stolen in 2007 in Grootvlei, Mpumalanga was recently recovered in Harding, by police working in the area.

The gun was stolen in 2007 in Grootvlei, Mpumalanga. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Port Shepstone police spokesperson, Captain Petros Mpinge, said the driver of a truck carrying chips was on his way to a delivery on January 11 when he was forced off the road by people driving a white Toyota Tazz who fired shots at him.

He added that they tied him up, offloaded the goods and fled after taking his cellphone.

“Harding police was quick to respond to intelligence after the vehicle was spotted at KwaMbotho. The suspects quickly abandoned the vehicle after seeing the police and fled into the bushes. A pistol with one magazine but no rounds was found in the vehicle. Preliminary investigations revealed the Toyota Tazz was stolen in August 2022 in Harding and the gun was stolen in 2007 in Grootvlei, Mpumalanga,” said Mpinge, adding that the stolen chips was recovered at a local residence.

The stolen chips was recovered at a local residence in Harding. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Also, acting Ugu District Commissioner, Brigadier Bongani Sibiya said he was pleased with the quick response of all the police members involved as well as the recoveries made.
“Especially the firearm since these are often used to perpetrate violent crime,” said Sibiya.
He further encouraged members of the public not to harbour criminals in their communities, saying that they need to continue to report them to police.

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