Durban - A private security company's persistence in pursuing a suspicious vehicle led to the arrest of a man, on Wednesday, involved in scamming people during private car deals.
The pursuit of the suspect followed from the Amanzimtoti City centre to Prospecton south of Durban.
A member of the the Community Crime Prevention Organisation (CCPO) based in Amanzimtoti noticed the driver of a white BMW driving recklessly. The CCPO said at the same time a Blue Security officer reported over the CCPO radio that the BMW was involved in a scam where they sell a car and keep the car and the money.
The CCPO said the driver was part of a syndicate that is possibly linked to more than 20 similar cases.
Blue Security tactical ambassador for Amanzimtoti, Eugene Engelbrecht, said an armed response officer was in the process of investigating an alert on an Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera when a member of the public turned to him for help.