A Malawian national was apprehended earlier today, Wednesday, 5 October for being in possession of a stolen vehicle.
MALAWIAN NATIONAL CRUISING IN A STOLEN VEHICLE
According to the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Xolani Fihla, the male suspect was arrested by Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) Operations officers in possession of the stolen motor vehicle at Rahima Moosa and Small Street in the Johannesburg CBD.
“On Wednesday 05 October 2022, whilst conducting a stop and search operation at the High Court precinct along Rahima Moosa Street between Von Wielligh and Small Street, officers stopped a silver Nissan Xtrail without the front registration plate,” said Fihla.
Stolen vehicle found with mismatching details. Photo: JMPD/ Facebook.
JMPD DISCOVERS MISMATCH ON LICENCE AND DISC OF THE VEHICLE
He added that the officers searched the vehicle which was fitted with a rear Western Cape registration plate and a Malawian licence disc.
“A vehicle inquiry was conducted using the eNatis system and it was found that the registration plate belongs to a Black BMW 3 series.”
He said the vehicle was further checked with the VIN number and it was found to be stolen and sought as per a Bedfordview SAPS case.
FOREIGN NATIONAL TO APPEAR IN COURT SOON
The suspect, a foreign national, was immediately arrested and detained at the Johannesburg Central SAPS.
Fihla notified that he will likely appear at the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court during the course of the week.
“The stolen vehicle was seized and booked in at the SAPS Aeroton pound for further investigation,” he said.
Meanwhile, police at the Lebombo Port of Entry recovered a vehicle which was destined for Mozambique eleven days after it was stolen in Gauteng in August,
A suspect was arrested and the vehicle he drove (with an estimated value of R100 000), loaded with furniture was confiscated.
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