By Anele Siwa
29 April 2008
Police achieved a great success over the past long weekend by recovering 21 stolen vehicles and apprehended 11 suspects in different areas in the Western Cape.
According to police spokesperson Captain Elliott Sinyangana the police detectives attached to the vehicle unit get on a joint effort in tracing and tracking down vehicles reported as stolen in different stations within the Western Cape.
“In Khayelitsha alone eight reported stolen vehicles were recovered and the sequence is as follows: One beige Mazda Marathon - Registration number: DCP714EC ,Engine and Chassis number changed.
The second vehicle is a Toyota Hi-Ace white in colour - Registration no: CA 839997, stolen from Stellenbosch. Third vehicle,Toyota Hi-Ace white in colour - Registration number : CA 517234, Engine and Chassis altered.
The fourth one is a Toyota Venture - Registration number: CA 500351, Engine and Chassis number altered, fifth vehicle is a Ford Bantam stolen from Table View. The Sixth vehicle is a Mazda 323 Sedan stolen from Claremont”, Sinyangana explains.
Sinyanga says the Seventh vehicle was stolen in Tulbagh during April Month ,the eighth vehicle recovered in Khayelitsha is a Mazda 323 sedan that was stolen in Kuils River , May 2007.
According to Sinyangana the following Vehicles were found in different areas, like Nyanga, Guguletu and Grassy Park.
> White Mazda 323 -Reg no CA 626309 Engine and Chassis no altered
> Green VW Golf - Reg no CA 542357 Engine and Chassis no altered
> Green Microbus Engine and Chassis no altered
> Nissan 1400 Engine and Chassis no altered
> Blue Jetta Engine and Chassis no altered
> One Blue Fiat Uno - Reg no CA 145574 Engine and Chassis no altered
> One White Nissan 1400 - Reg no ND 514235 Engine and Chassis no altered
> One blue Toyota Cressida - Reg no CA 240593 Engine and Chassis no altered
> One silver Toyota Cressida - Reg no CA 818211 Engine and Chassis no altered
"Due to the fact that some of these vehicle's engine and chassis numbers have been changed, the investigation to establish where the vehicles were stolen from is underway” says Sinyangana.People who reported their vehicles as stolen can make contact with the Vehicle identification Section, ask to speak to Senior Supt SH Magandela at (021) 9501120.