Alleged car thieves nabbed in Camperdown

2016-02-16 12:00
Magma Security arrested two men for the possession of a stolen vehicle yesterday. The men were taken to Camperdown police station.

Magma Security arrested two men for the possession of a stolen vehicle yesterday. The men were taken to Camperdown police station. (Supplied)

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Pieteramritzburg - Two men suspected of being car thieves were arrested on Monday after they unwittingly abandoned a stolen vehicle under the watch of a CCTV camera.

Magma Security director Shaheen Suleiman said his eagle-eyed team were patrolling the Camperdown area when they came across an abandoned vehicle.

“The team came across the car that had been parked on the side of the N3. It was locked. Once the Magma team confirmed the car was stolen, they set about trying to find the thieves.

“We saw that a nearby building had a CCTV camera pointing at the car and viewed the footage [of when the car was abandoned],” Suleiman said.

Suleiman said the video showed the two men clearly — one wearing a bright red shirt and the other in a bright yellow shirt — and the team then went out to search for them.

Magma soon found the two men near the Umbumbulu main road and arrested them and took them to the Camperdown police station.

He said the car had been stolen from Umbilo Road in Durban earlier this year.

Suleiman said he felt “awesome” when he made the arrest, as he always did when he found and arrested suspects.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese said the men would appear in the Camperdown Magistrate’s Court today for car theft.


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