3 arrested with suspected jamming device

2012-01-26 21:29

Johannesburg - Three men suspected of using a remote control device to jam car locks have been arrested in Rosebank, Johannesburg police said on Thursday.

They were found in possession of the device, several music CDs and a cellphone around 14:00 on Wednesday, Lietenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said in a statement.

"The arrests came after a member of the public contacted the police about the suspicious movements of the suspects.

"They were found in possession of goods suspected to have been stolen from vehicles."

Dlamini said it was not yet known which car was broken into and police were appealing to the victim to come forward.

He said the exact location where the suspects were arrested could not be disclosed to avoid scaring off anyone operating in a syndicate.

Police were trying to establish whether the remote control the three were found with could have been used to jam cars' remote locking systems.

The three, aged between 22 and 27, were expected to appear in the Hillbrow Magistrate's Court on Friday.

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