Tshwane Metro Police Department K9 Unit members make outstanding arrests

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The vehicle that was stolen

The Tshwane Metro Police Department K9 Unit made outstanding arrests from 1 May 2021, on Saturday, 1 May 2021, the K9 members responded to a complaint about the attempted theft of a vehicle in Ben Swart Street near Villieria.

Senior Superintendent, Isaac Mahamba said the suspects were driving a white Kia Cerato coupe vehicle and there were three people inside the vehicle. The vehicle was spotted in Nico Smith Street and the TMPD K9 members went in pursuit of the vehicle.

“The suspects were apprehended in Paul Kruger Street where they were driving against the traffic flow and caused an accident in the bus lane. Various car breaking equipment was found in the suspect’s vehicle, which included car jamming devices, computer boxes, keys, number plates and programming devices” he said.

Mr Mahamba said the three suspects were arrested by the TMPD K9 members for possession of vehicle breaking equipment, possession of illegal car jamming devices, and reckless driving.

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“On Monday, 3 May 2021, the same unit responded to a complaint about a cable theft in progress in 49th Avenue in Laudium. Upon arrival, the suspect was found in possession of cables from a cell phone tower” he said.

Mr Mahamba said the suspect was arrested for theft, tampering, and trespassing. On the same day, a red polo vehicle that was hijacked in Nellmapius was recovered after it was abandoned by two suspects.

“Well done to the officers involved! Continue serving with pride” he said.