Eastern Cape Man Arrested for Stolen Vehicles and Unlicensed Firearm

Eastern Cape Man Arrested for Stolen Vehicles and Unlicensed Firearm

  • An Eastern Cape man was arrested for possession of two alleged stolen vehicles and an unlicensed firearm
  • The Majola tactical team found the stolen vehicles, one reported stolen in January 2024, and a false registration disc during a search at his homestead
  • The suspect faces multiple charges and will appear in court soon

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Reitumetse Makwea, a Briefly News current affairs journalist in Pretoria, South Africa, has covered court and crime-related news at The Citizen and Rekord Noweto for over five years.

Eastern Cape man arrested for stolen vehicles and unlicensed firearm
A suspect has been arrested for an alleged possession of two stolen vehicles. Images: Twitter/ @_ArriveAlive.
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A 26-year-old Eastern Cape man has been arrested for possession of two alleged stolen vehicles and an unlicensed firearm.

The suspect was apprehended at approximately 12:30 PM for possession of two stolen vehicles and an unlicensed firearm, a 9mm pistol, along with ammunition.

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The Majola tactical team proceeded to where the suspect was, the suspect's homestead. Upon searching the premises, officers discovered two stolen Toyota vehicles (bakkies).

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One of the vehicles were reported stolen

Further investigation revealed that one of the vehicles had been reported stolen in Flagstaff in January 2024.

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The other vehicle was found to have a false disc that did not correspond with the vehicle's registration details.

The police promptly confiscated the vehicles and the unlicensed firearm.

According to the statement, the suspect was arrested on the spot and has been detained at Port St John’s SAPS.

He is facing multiple charges, including possession of stolen vehicles and possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

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The investigation is ongoing

Police efforts will be focused on tracing the origins and potential networks involved in the theft and illegal possession.

The 26-year-old suspect is expected to appear before the Port St Johns Magistrate’s Court soon to face the charges.

This operation underscores the effectiveness of intelligence-driven police work in combating crime and ensuring the safety and security of the community.

The authorities continue to urge the public to report any suspicious activities that may assist in similar operations.

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Briefly News reported that in South Africa's ongoing struggle against crime, car hijackings persist as a prevalent issue.

With the country reported to have the highest crime index in Africa, it emphasises the need for vigilance among individuals and businesses.

Staying informed about the most stolen cars in South Africa and why criminals target them thus reduces your chances of becoming a victim.

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Reitumetse Makwea (Editor) Reitumetse Makwea is a Current Affairs journalist at Briefly News. She has a National diploma, Advanced diploma and Post-graduate diploma in Journalism from the Tshwane University of Technology. She first worked as a student journalist and freelancer for Caxton's Record Noweto and later joined The Citizen News, where she worked for a little over 3 years covering politics, environmental news, business, education, and health. Reitumetse joined Briefly News in 2024. Email: reitumetse.makwea@briefly.co.za