The police in Gauteng have arrested six men in possession of high-performance vehicles reported as stolen.
These vehicles are also suspected of committing serious and violent crimes , including money robberies in transit.
Police spokesman Lt-Col Mavela Masondo said four suspects were arrested in Oaklands, Johannesburg, and two others in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni., on Monday. < / p>
“The police obtained information through the Criminal Investigation Department about a safe house in Oaklands that has high-performance vehicles and suspects who may be involved in transportation money robberies,” said Masondo.
Officers from the highway patrol, the flying squad and a private security company went to the house and discovered suspects tampering with the engine of a Ford Ranger Police shot. The police managed to arrest four of the suspects. ”
He said the preliminary investigation revealed that the Ford Ranger stole a Mercedes vehicle that was found at the scene in December in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion. Benz was stolen in Wonderboompoort, Pretoria, in June 2013.
Meanwhile, two suspects have been arrested in Boksburg after being found with a Toyota Hilux Bakkie and an Audi Q7 that were in Alexandra and Roodepoort.
“The police have received information about a workshop in Boksburg where stolen and hijacked vehicles are stored.”
According to Masondo, the police stormed in the garage and found the two vehicles that were allegedly stolen.
The four suspects arrested in Oaklands will appear in Johannesburg District Court, while the suspects arrested in Boksburg are due to appear in Bo District Court ksburg will appear.