Swinging their long arm of the law, Osizweni Police refuses to allow pesky criminals to ruin people’s days. This follows an intelligence-driven operation, whereby the SAPS unit hailing from Osizweni Crime Prevention partnered up with the Zululand Cluster Task Team for a two-day operation, starting on Sunday, 16 May 2021.
Newcastle Police Spokesperson Lizzy Arumugam explains the operation proved to be a fruitful campaign, showcasing their focus on eradicating crime within the area.
On Monday night, 17 May 2021, the officers proceeded to a house situated in Section A, Osizweni, after receiving information regarding a suspected stolen motor vehicle. Arumugam clarified that when the officers arrived at the said residence, they found a White 1400 Nissan Bakkie.
The police then established that the vehicle had indeed been stolen in the Vryhdeid area, resulting in officers questioning an unsuspecting person at the house. The man proclaimed he could not explain why the bakkie was in his possession—a bizarre and not very convincing argument to make. This promptly led to his arrest, and of course, the vehicle being recovered. The suspect will now appear in the Madadeni Magistrate Court.
As the man now faces legal action, the theft of motor vehicles in South Africa remains a problematic crime. According to the latest crime statistics, 9 240 vehicles were reported stolen during the first three months of the year. However, it is essential to note; this is 1 923 cases less than the same period in 2020.
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