Two Nigerian nationals have been detained by the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) in connection with the claimed theft of car parts at the South African Police Service (SAPS) vehicle pound in Benoni, Gauteng.
On February 7, 2023, EMPD spokeswoman Lieutenant-Colonel Kelebogile Thepa revealed a third suspect, who was also connected to the crime, had shown police where he intended to sell the stolen car parts.
“On Monday, 6 February 2023 at about 9 am, the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department in conjunction with the South African Police Service (SAPS) Benoni, arrested two Nigerian male suspects aged 30 and 40 years old as accomplices to committing a crime, related to the stolen motor vehicle parts case, that occurred at the SAPS vehicle pound in Benoni” Thepa said.
“The EMPD members with the SAPS detectives, conducted an operation to arrest more suspects involved in the theft of motor vehicle parts, from the Van Rhyn Deep SAPS13 vehicle pound.
”Law enforcers were led to a tyre shop on Harper Street, where the first accomplice was arrested. The second accomplice, who was located at the Benoni Plaza on Princes Avenue, was also arrested”.
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