VIP cop car 'thief' caught

2015-03-16 22:38
Nielen de Klerk, News24

Nielen de Klerk, News24

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Johannesburg - A former VIP police officer appeared in the New Hanover Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly stealing a car in Wartburg, KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Monday.

Thabiso Morele, 33, was arrested on Sunday after allegedly stealing the car from the parking lot of the Wartburg Spar the previous day, Major Thulani Zwane said.

The matter was postponed to 23 March for a formal bail application. Morele would remain in police custody.

Thulani Dlamini had parked his Toyota Cressida in the parking lot on Saturday afternoon. He left the car unlocked with the key in the ignition and went to speak to a colleague of his. When he returned five minutes later the car was gone.

The former officer was arrested and charged with car theft.

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