Couple to appear for possession of suspected stolen vehicles and goods

NORTH WEST – A 32-year-old man and his girlfriend aged 38, are expected to appear in the Rustenburg Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, 9 September 2020, for three counts of possession of suspected stolen motor vehicles, illegal possession of a firearm and illegal possession of ammunition.

The suspects’ court appearance follows their arrest on Monday, 7 September 2020, in Protea Park, Rustenburg after police acted on a tip-off. Subsequent to the arrest, police seized three vehicles; Audi A4, Volkswagen Golf 5 and Hyundai Atos, which were linked to car hijackings committed between Friday, 4 and Saturday, 5 September 2020, in Protea Park and Rustenburg Kloof. Furthermore, a white Suzuki Swift which is alleged to have been used during the commission of the crimes was also seized.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the male suspect has a pending case of car hijacking committed in December last year in Rustenburg. Meanwhile, a veterinarian was summoned to the scene to assist in sedating a vicious dog which bit a police officer on the leg after being sent to members by the suspect.

An investigation into the matter continues.

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