Car thieves crash stolen vehicle

2016-10-13 06:00

THE adage, “you can run but you can’t hide”, proved to be true for a car thief who had to face the law on Sunday night.

He and a few others were in a stolen car that crashed on the P200, between Izotsha and Gamalakhe, and then fled the scene.

When Constable Mark Banjo from the Port Shepstone K9 Unit arrived at the scene, he found the car badly damaged.

“He did not find any occupants in the car. It appeared that the driver had lost control of the vehicle and it crashed into a barrier,” said police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid.

Certain evidence located at the scene suggested that the occupants were seriously injured.

Sergeant Rudi Smit and Constable Sandile Mpisane, also arrived at the scene, were informed that community members had seen a man on a foot path not far from the accident scene.

SAPS responded and he was located. He had sustained several injuries and was taken under police guard to a nearby hospital for treatment.

“It was later established that the car was stolen from a house in Port Edward the same evening. A theft of motor vehicle case is being investigated by Port Edward police,” said Wiid.

- Supplied.

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