Wanted car-theft suspects caught

2016-11-10 06:00
Community Emergency Response Team members and the police interrogating the suspects in a red BMW at the scene in Brake Village. Photo: supplied

Community Emergency Response Team members and the police interrogating the suspects in a red BMW at the scene in Brake Village. Photo: supplied

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TWO suspects, aged 32 and 34, were arrested in Tongaat and found in possession of tools used to break into cars, and an invalid driver’s licence in Brake Village, Tongaat on 5 November. The two suspects were wanted for an attempted car theft in Umdloti.

Chairperson of the Community Emergency Response Team (Cert) Nazir Sadack, an organisation that works with the police, said they received information from sources about a driver of red BMW wanted for attempted car theft.

“The information was circulated through our members and a car that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle was spotted on South Beach Road. Our members kept observation and followed the vehicle towards Ballito. We then notified Marshal Security in Ballito and the police. Once the driver noticed he was being followed he drove to the N2 south.”

A high-speed chase ensued towards the off-ramp of the Tongaat toll plaza. The Tongaat police joined in the chase and the car was intercepted at Brake Village. The suspects were then arrested.

Tongaat SAPS spokesperson Officer Manisha Maharaj-Marie said: “The suspects were charged with reckless and negligent driving, fraud and for being in possession of car-breaking implements,” she said.

The suspects are expected to appear at the Verulam Magistrate’s court soon.

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