GQEBERHA – Not long after a vehicle was reported stolen on Saturday, 14 May 2022 in Newton Park, K9 unit members recovered the vehicle in Sidon Road and arrested two suspects.

It is alleged that on Friday, 13 May 2022 at about 17:00, the 67-year-old complainant parked his vehicle at his premises in 5th Avenue and at about 04:45 the following morning, 14 May 2022 he realised that the vehicle was missing. The vehicle was fitted with a tracker.

At about 05:30, K9 unit members responded to information of the stolen white Mahindra bakkie parked in Sidon Road. The vehicle was found hidden between a building and the railway line. Two suspects, aged 24 and 29 years, were found offloading the equipment and tools that were in the back of the bakkie. They were arrested.

All the equipment and a variety of tools were recovered.

The suspects were detained on a charge of theft of motor vehicle and are expected to appear in the Gqeberha magistrate court on Monday, 16 May 2022.

Police are urging residents to ensure that their vehicles and property are securely locked when retiring to bed. Valuable property should not be visible in the vehicle as this attracts criminals. Company vehicles with valuable equipment inside, should ensure that their vehicles are parked in locked garages or out of view of the general public especially when the vehicles are parked overnight and on weekends.

Source: South African Police Service

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