The Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela has acknowledged with much appreciation, the partnership displayed by members of the Car Track Company and members of the SAPS from Tweefontein.
Their collaboration has produced desired results as a 33-year-old male suspect was put behind bars on Wednesday, 09 March 2022 after two reportedly stolen cars were recovered at his place of residence in Tweefontein near Kwamhlanga.
Our reports indicate that on the said day, members of Car Track Company alerted police about information of a stolen vehicle. Then a joint sting operation between the two parties was executed and the details thereof were followed up. They were then led, through technological aid provided by the tracker company into a certain house in Tweefontein E Mzimkhulu.
Upon arrival, the team found the suspect as well as two VW Polos, the first one white in colour the second beige. Both vehicles had false registration number plates. Preliminary probe by the members revealed that the two cars were reported stolen this month (March 2022) in Pretoria, one at Silverton and the other in Mamelodi.
The suspect was immediately arrested and charged for possession of suspected motor vehicles. Police are adamant that his arrest came as a breakthrough and more details might surface as the investigation proceeds into the network of stolen vehicles, either through armed robbery, theft or any other modus operandi.
Meanwhile police cannot rule out the possibility of linking him to other crimes committed elsewhere.
The man is expected to have his day in court as he will appear in the Kwamhlanga Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 11 March 2022 facing the said charges.
The delightful news was well received by the Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela, who regarded the arrest as an exceptional job well done. “We are so encouraged by the enthusiasm that we receive from our partners in the fight against crime.
We are surely making a serious move in breaking down the market for stolen cars. We still believe for more successful stories like this one” commented the General.