Car thief sentenced to two years

2019-04-02 06:00
Allen Olince.

Allen Olince.

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Manenberg police have welcomed the sentencing of 30-year-old Allen Olince (also known as “Battery Kop”) to 24 months direct imprisonment.

He was found guilty of theft out of motor vehicle and was sentenced in the Athlone Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 27 March

According to Manenberg police spokesperson Captain Ian Bennett, three men aged 20, 25 30 were arrested for theft out of motor vehicle and possession of stolen property on Wednesday 6 February,.

“The driver of a marked company vehicle rushed his dad to the Heideveld emergency centre in the early hours of that morning. He parked the company vehicle outside as he took his father for medical care.

To his dismay when he returned to the vehicle he discovered the canopy door was forced open and broken into,” says Bennett.

Power tools to the value of R12 000 were removed, which excluded the damage done to the vehicle.

“The suspects fled the scene but little did they know how highly trained the seasoned detective on duty Sergeant Darryl van Noie was. He doesn’t let a thing go unnoticed or unquestioned on his watch.

“He made his first arrest before lunchtime recovering all the stolen items still in possession of the perpetrators,” adds Bennett.

Bennett adds the alleged perpetrators are known thieves who have built up a reputation of breaking into cars and stealing the car batteries.

Olince was found guilty and sentenced as a lone perpetrator as the others turned witnesses.

Manenberg Police Station commander Brigadier Enolium Joseph has commended Van Noie for always acting swiftly to the calls of the needs of the community and has now finalised this case within a matter of days. “Detective Sergeant Darryl van Noie never shys away from any situation no matter how insignificant it may seem. He has once again restored the faith of the community within the police and the judiciary.

“A true detective by heart and soul with a nose for solving crime. He is a remarkable person and a real and true role model to his peers and juniors,” states Joseph.

V Anyone with information regarding any criminal activities can contact the Manenberg Police Station 0216999400 or Crime Stop 0860010111.

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