Three arrested for theft of motor vehicle and fraud in Vredendal

Western Cape police arrested two foreign nationals and a South African on charges of theft of motor vehicle and fraud in Vredendal, on Tuesday.

The police’s FC van Wyk said that Vredendal SAPS became aware of a modus operandi of theft of motor vehicles during the past six months, emanating from owners advertising their vehicles on social media.

‘’The registered owners of the vehicle were approach by a bogus buyer who made electronic payments and sent fraudulent bank notifications to the seller, that prompt the release of the vehicle with documentation. A successful integrated undercover operation was conducted, which also led to the seizure of a white BMW. As the investigation progresses, more arrests could be made. The suspects are due to appear in the Vredendal Magistrates Court on Thursday.


Done By: Mitchum George


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