Arrests after joy ride in dead man's Audi

2012-02-29 17:15

Bloemfontein - Free State police arrested four people driving around in the stolen vehicle of a Gauteng murder victim, police said on Wednesday.

Captain Stephen Thakeng said a vehicle tracking company called police about a suspected stolen vehicle in Kutloanong, Odendaalsrus.

Police went to investigate and the vehicle was spotted but the driver sped off when he saw the police.

It was followed to the central business district in Odendaalsrus where it was stopped. Four people were in the vehicle, two men and two women.

Thakeng said that when police verified the vehicle's details, a silver Audi A3 1.8 Turbo with Gauteng registration numbers, it was found that the Cullinan owner of the vehicle had been murdered during a robbery.

The owner’s cellphone was found inside the vehicle.

The four occupants of the vehicle, aged 30 to 35, were arrested for vehicle theft and the possession of suspected stolen property.

Thakeng said the possibility that they could be linked to the murder and robbery of the vehicle owner in Cullinan would be investigated.

  • Gideon - 2012-02-29 17:27

    Well done to the tracking company and the SAPS! If the scumbags driving around in the car weren't involved in the murder, you can be certain that they will be connected to the murderers one way or another. Go get them lads!

      Rob - 2012-02-29 17:39

      hear hear

      Sizwe - 2012-02-29 19:27

      @Jack. And what has the reality of the likes of Johan Kotze taught you!?

      Mike - 2012-02-29 19:34

      Jack dumb$$ the article does not state the race of the suspects,and crime is crime.It has no colour.

  • fillipishere - 2012-02-29 17:37

    joyride that ends in tears...

  • John - 2012-02-29 17:48


  • The-madKing - 2012-02-29 18:24

    seems like it was couples.. "2 male and 2 female"

      Mike - 2012-02-29 19:35

      Yes Bonny & Clyde and their extra friends.

  • Rainbow - 2012-03-01 12:30

    Well done to tracker and the cops in the sucessful arrest of another 4 of malema's adoring fans.

  • Ann - 2012-03-03 11:56

    This is fantastic, well done SAPS and tracking company. It also sent shivers down my spine, My Audi A3 was hijacked just over 2 months ago, and my partner was murdered during the hijacking, still no word on the suspects even though the vehicle was recovered. Cops told me A3's are targets for use in other violent crimes as getaway cars. Wonder if it's the same crowd?? DEJAVU?

  • Tony - 2012-03-03 14:37

    I just hope they are not let out on bail as this will undo the good work of the tracking commpany and police.

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