In a swift response, the Tshwane flying squad successfully recovered two stolen bakkies worth almost R1m.
According to police spokesperson Sergeant Alfred Legodi, officers discovered the white Mahindra bakkie reported stolen in Wonderboompoort in Soshanguve’s block DD fitted with false GP number plates via Rentrack.
Similarly, the grey Toyota Hilux bakkie reported stolen in Brooklyn was near Thornhill complex in Soshanguve at block XX.
The police have made no arrests thus far. They will conduct further investigations to ascertain if the vehicles were involved in any criminal activities due to them having counterfeit plates.
The local authorities called in criminal record centre fingerprint experts to the scene to recover any possible fingerprints left by the suspects.
Officers transported both vehicles to the Pretoria West Pound for a thorough examination. The Tshwane flying squad and other law enforcement agencies continue to combat car smuggling and hijackings.
Sergeant Legodi urges the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities in their vicinity, as collective efforts are essential in maintaining safety and curbing criminal activities.
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