Car thief arrested in Fairbridge Heights

2018-05-10 06:01

The Uitenhage police last Friday arrested a suspect for the possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle.

Owing to the swift reaction by local police members a red Nissan Sentra, worth R30 000 was recovered without the owner being aware that his vehicle was stolen.

“Members from SAPS Uitenhage were busy conducting high visibility patrols in the Fairbridge Heights residential area when at about 00:55 they noticed a person driving suspiciously with a red Nissan Sentra in Lavender Crescent,” said police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart.

Police officials requested the driver to stop and they questioned him. The members tested the vehicle for ownership and it did not match the explanation that the driver gave to the police.

Members went to the address of the rightful owner in Arum Street, Fairbridge Heights, which is very close to where the vehicle was found and woke the owner of the vehicle.

“The owner was not aware that his vehicle was stolen and confirmed that the vehicle was supposed to be stationary in his yard. Police officials arrested the 24-year-old male on the spot on charge of theft of motor vehicle,” said Captain Swart.

The head of Visible police at SAPS Uitenhage, Colonel Andre Swart commended the members for the excellent work.

-REPORTER

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