Police get stolen cars back

2017-02-07 06:01

Police in Rondebosch ended the first month of the year with some crime-busting operations in the area.

The aim of these operations was to combat and prevent crimes like theft out of cars and burglary, which is a priority for Major-General Peter Jacobs, commander of the policing cluster.

He explains that it is important for the public to be aware that the police are serious about fighting crime and keeping them safe.

“With these operations we had increased patrols, roadblocks and undercover operations, as well as handing out safety awareness pamphlets,” he says.

During these operations the police arrested two alleged car thieves.

“In one of these incidents a 19-year-old grandson of a victim was arrested for use of a car without the owner’s consent,” says Jacobs.

“On Thursday 26 January at 20:30 the complainant got home when her grandson demanded to use her car. He was told that he was not allowed to use the car, but he grabbed the keys and drove off. The matter was reported to the police and the suspect was arrested at 07:30 the next day.”

In another incident, a 22-year-old man from Gugulethu was arrested on Friday 27 January for stealing a car in November last year.

“A white Nissan bakkie was reported stolen by a UCT student after it was parked at the zoo parking in Princess Anne Drive. The bakkie was found abandoned in Khayelitsha on 22 November and fingerprints were lifted off the recovered vehicle. A positive link was made and the suspect was arrested by the investigating officer, detective Sergeant Nolwazi Zaza-Notshe.”

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