15 June 2017

South Africa: Two Men Arrested and Stolen Goods Recovered in Nyanga

press release

Observant Public Order Police members ensured that offenders were brought to justice this afternoon when they acted on their suspicions. A white BMW was driving in front of them in Borcherds Quarry Road, loaded with what seemed to be flat screens, covered with sheets. Police signaled for the vehicle to stop but the driver sped off and a car chase ensued. One of the suspects who was sitting on the back seat pointed a firearm at the police twice but that did not stop the members from continuing the pursuit.

The vehicle came to a standstill at Eisleben Road in Crossroads where the suspects jumped out of the vehicle and tried to flee. Swift action by the police members resulted in them catching the driver and one passenger.

Upon searching the vehicle six flat screens, three laptops, various items of jewelry, cellular phones, a variety of perfumes, bags, a safe and several other items, including housebreaking implements were found.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the BMW used was a rented vehicle, but had false registration plates.

The two suspects, one 40 years old and the other 34, will appear in court next week on charges related to the possession of stolen property, pointing of a firearm and housebreaking.

SAPS management applauds the police members for their vigilance and successful action.

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