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11 August 2017

Rustenburg – The fight against property related crimes is in overdrive. From 24 July to 31 July, eight motor vehicles and a tractor, all to the value of R1 150 950.00 were recovered by the Vehicle Crime Investigation Units (VCIU) in the North West province.

Of the recovered vehicles, four were confiscated in Rustenburg with two suspects arrested; three in Klerksdorp with five arrests, two vehicles and a tractor in Mahikeng and Zeerust with four arrests, and one arrest was made in Lehurutshe. The 12 arrested suspects’ ages range between 20 and 40 years and were charged with the possession of suspected stolen property.

As part of proactively addressing car hijackings and crimes committed along all major roads of the province, the Police have handed over eight new high performance vehicles to various Trio Task Teams and Flying Squad Units.
As part of proactively addressing car hijackings and crimes committed along all major roads of the province, the Police have handed over eight new high-performance vehicles to various Trio Task Teams and Flying Squad Units.

Lieutenant General Baile Motswenyane, the North West provincial commissioner praised members for their efforts which resulted in the recoveries and apprehension of suspects.

“The new Task Team and Flying Squad vehicles will be utilized for investigation as well as proactive patrols along the N4, N12, N14, N18 and other provincial roads in order to improve security and reduce trio crimes such as truck and car hijackings as well as other serious crimes,” brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone, police spokesperson, said.

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