South AfricaSouthern Africa/July 11, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/133 views /South Africa Gauteng cops clamp down on vehicle theft syndicateshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Three suspects were arrested and six vehicles recovered during a joint, intelligence-driven operation by a team investigating car theft syndicates in Gauteng, police have said. According to captain Mavela Masondo, the operation was conducted by members of Tshwane North crime intelligence, the rapid rail police unit and national intervention unit. Masondo said the recovered vehicles had been reported stolen in Ekurhuleni. Two additional recovered vehicles had had their engines tampered with. ALSO READ ‘Terminator’ warlord guilty of Congo war crimes“The team received information about a possible syndicate that is responsible for theft of motor vehicles, operating mostly in Ekurhuleni. The information was operationalised and police pounced on the suspects in Tshwane in the early hours of Wednesday,” said Masondo. The suspects were found in possession of a white Mitsubishi Colt van, grey VW van, white Honda and blue Toyota Tazz. The vehicles were reported stolen in Eden Park in July this year. Two more vehicles, a red VW Jetta Fox and purple Fiat Uno were found with engines that had been “tampered” with, said Masondo. ALSO READ Open letter to Eritrea’s president: Let us visit detained activists and journalistsThe suspects would appear at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday. In a separate incident, Sunnyside police arrested two men, aged 23 and 39, after they were found with a Nissan Tiida that was reported hijacked in Pretoria West this month. The suspects were arrested at the corner of Moerdyk and Rissik streets on Tuesday. ALSO READ Sbahle Mpisane: I never faked my amnesia or not remembering my past relationships– African News Agency (ANA) For more news your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android. <!-- Oovvuu placeholder for footer video --> Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:South Africa share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleBeyonce Glitters In Alexander McQueen At The Lion King Premierenext articleSeven civilians killed in attacks in northeast Mali | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.