Three men are scheduled to appear in court soon, after being found in possession of suspected stolen cars on Thursday.
The arrest of the trio, aged 26, 36, and 37, took place during a comprehensive joint operation involving various law enforcement units, including the Hawks’ tactical operations management section, the Ekurhuleni police district task team, the Benoni police’s vehicle crime investigation unit, and local security companies in Tsakane.
According to Hawks spokesperson Colonel Katlego Mogale, the operation was initiated based on received information regarding a group of suspects allegedly in possession of vehicles suspected to be stolen in Tsakane.
Acting on this information, an observation was conducted at the targeted location. During the surveillance, a Ford Ranger left the premises, and the team promptly intercepted and apprehended a suspect.
Upon inspecting the vehicle, it was determined that the Ford Ranger was linked to a case opened in Sophiatown.
A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.
Further investigation on the premises resulted in the arrest of two additional suspects and the recovery of four other stolen vehicles, unlicensed ammunition, registration plates linked to stolen vehicles, vehicle registration documents, and cellphones.
Mogale explained that the charges against the trio include possession of suspected stolen or hijacked motor vehicles, possession of registration papers belonging to stolen motor vehicles, possession of unlicensed firearms, and illegal possession of ammunition.
The three individuals will soon appear before the Tsakane magistrate’s court to face these charges.
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