Car theft gang nabbed in Gauteng
CRIME DOESN'T PAY: Six people were arrested in Gauteng for possesion of stolen vehicles. Police and a tracker team helped tracked down the car-theft unit.
JOHANNESBURG - Six people were arrested for possession of stolen motor vehicles in Midrand on Wednesday, November 8, 2012, Gauteng police said.
Police spokesman Katlego Mogale said the six were arrested after they were cornered by the police, with the assistance of a tracker team, after a vehicle was stolen in Mpumalanga.
Mogale said: "Members of the special projects tracker operational services team were alerted by the victim about his Isuzu that was stolen at about 2pm. The vehicle was traced with the chopper and tactical response team in Midrand."
She said when the group saw the helicopter circling they fled into a house where five were arrested.
"When the police were securing the perimeter they found the sixth suspect hiding underneath one of the vehicles," Mogale added.
The Isuzu was tested through the vehicle identification number, and was positively identified as the stolen vehicle. Further investigation revealed two other vehicles - a red Opel Corsa with a case number in Thabazimbi, Limpopo, and a white Mitsubishi truck that was stolen in Ivory Park - were also on the premises.
Mogale said: "Several other vehicles were found on the scene and are being tested to ascertain their origins."
She said the police also found several number plates, licence documents, keys belonging to a Mercedes-Benz and vehicle documents.