Thieves Disintegrate Toyota Hilux Interior, Steal Computer Box in Ekurhuleni

Police in Ekurhuleni located a stolen Toyota Hilux double cab vehicle in the Vosloorus region after it was taken in Benoni.

Lieutenant Colonel Kelebogile Thepa, a spokesperson for the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD), stated that the car had been abandoned and that the computer box was missing.

“On Saturday, July 6, at 9pm, the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department’s Bronberg specialised operations unit officers recovered a reported stolen double cab vehicle in the Vosloorus area,” Thepa said.

“Information was received from a reliable source, about a white Toyota Hilux double cab light delivery vehicle that was stolen in Benoni area earlier on. Law enforcers responded and the sought light delivery vehicle was found abandoned near the intersection of Mohakare and Senou, with the computer box missing,” she said.

“Due process was followed and the South African Police Service’s fingerprints unit officers were arranged, and the said bakkie was taken to the Aeroton police yard for safe-keeping. Investigations are under way.”

On Wednesday, IOL reported that police in Lydenburg responded quickly, arresting a 41-year-old Mozambican national and recovering a stolen vehicle, another Toyota Hilux double cab bakkie.

The arrest and recovery occurred on Sunday night, at 10 p.m., according to Mpumalanga provincial police spokeswoman Captain Magonseni Nkosi.

“The suspect, Armindo Chauque made a brief court appearance in Lydenburg Magistrate’s Court (on Monday). He was remanded in custody for further investigation and bail application has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 10,” said Nkosi.

According to the information available to police, a complaint was filed regarding a “suspicious-looking vehicle” parked at one of Lydenburg’s fueling stations.

Police went to the report and discovered a stationery silver Toyota Hilux GD6, which had one individual inside.

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