5 arrested at Johannesburg 'chop shop'

2013-07-17 11:37

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Johannesburg - Five men have been arrested on suspicion of stealing and stripping cars in Zola, Soweto, police said on Wednesday.

"Police received a tip off about people stripping a car in Zola on Wednesday night," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

On their arrival, the police found a 1400 bakkie being stripped. The parts were being loaded into another bakkie.

Three men were arrested.


While on the way to the police station, the men called their boss to inform him what had happened.

"The boss then asked the officers to wait. He came with his partner and offered the officers money to release the suspects and the parts," Makhubela said.

Both were subsequently arrested and charged with bribery. Two of the others were charged with possession of suspected stolen property and one with transporting suspected stolen property.

They were expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

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