JMPD has arrested a man who was driving a stolen Toyota Land Cruiser


The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) has arrested a man who was driving a stolen Toyota Land Cruiser VX-R which had been stolen in Sandton.

 According to JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla, when the driver saw police, he abandoned the powerful V8 vehicle and ran away but officers gave chase and nabbed him.

 He added that Officers received a complaint of a white Toyota Land Cruiser which was stolen on Tuesday morning, March 7, in Sandton.

The police officers received a tracking signal of the vehicle around the Kensington area in Joburg, indicating that the off-road vehicle was travelling on the R21, in the direction of Pretoria.

Fihla added that the officers chased and managed to apprehend the suspect. The suspect was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, and he was detained at Lyttleton police station, where a case docket was opened for further investigation.

The Land Cruiser was seized by police officers and booked in at the SAPS Pretoria West pound for verification.

In an unrelated story the police in Gauteng recovered another Toyota Land Cruiser SUV after it was hijacked from its owner in Delmas on Sunday.

 According to Spokesperson for the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) Lerato Monyane, the owner of the house where the popular SUV was parked said a man known to her had brought it and parked it at the house.

The man who allegedly brought the vehicle could not be reached on the phone.

The vehicle was taken to Benoni, Van Rhyn Deep for safekeeping. Investigations are ongoing, and arrests are imminent.

Done By: Sibulele Stuurman



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