Hijacked vehicle recovered with tools suspected to have been used by suspects in burglaries
Police in Witbank recovered a vehicle which was hijacked earlier this month. The vehicle was recovered yesterday, 25 June 2022 in Witbank.
It is said that on the said day at around 12:45, Witbank Visible Policing members acted on a community tip-off about a suspicious silver Toyota Corolla was noticed parked at a certain spot at Pivott Court flats in Witbank. The vehicle was further alleged to have been used by suspects in some suspicious activities.
Members proceeded to the scene and conducted their probe where upon arrival only to discover that the vehicle was fitted with false number plates. A further probe revealed that the vehicle was hijacked in April 2022 at Witbank. Upon further investigation tools, believed to have been used by the suspects when committing burglaries as well as another set of false number plates, two toy guns and a vape (electric cigarette) equipment were recovered.
Further investigation by the police revealed that the Vape equipment is suspected to have been stolen during a robbery on 20 June 2022 at a certain shop somewhere in Witbank. During the incident, information was given that a silver Toyota Corolla was used by the suspects. The false number plates found inside the vehicle matched the description of the suspicious vehicle found. Police are convinced that the vehicle could also be involved in several other business robberies carried out around Witbank recently, however the investigation continues.
The police in Witbank request anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of the suspects who are linked to the recovered vehicle to call the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or send information via MySAPS App. All received information will be treated as confidential and callers may opt to remain anonymous.
Brigadier Selvy Mohlala
071 353 6955