Durban - Ladysmith police arrested two people and recovered stolen vehicles and two trailers after acting on information about a vehicle traced by a tracking company.
Captain Nqobile Gwala, the provincial police spokesperson, said the incident took place in the early hours of Monday morning, where officers from the Ladysmith Visible Policing, K9 Unit, Zululand SAPS Cluster Task Team and Vryheid K9 Unit rushed out to the Mansibilayo area.
“These officers were hot on heels of the suspects who had committed a robbery in the Mondlo area, Vryheid on August 12,” Gwala said.
“During the operation, two suspects were arrested, five vehicles including a truck with two trailers and other stripped vehicles were recovered. Recovered vehicles include suspects’ getaway Toyota RunX, an Isuzu bakkie and a VW Golf that was taken during the house robbery where the suspects allegedly assaulted the homeowner, took household items and loaded them into his two vehicles. A Nissan Sentra that was stolen at Nondweni area in July 2016, and a delivery truck that was hijacked in May 2018 in Elandslaagte area where the truck driver was allegedly hijacked while carrying furniture,” she continued.
She said two people aged 46 and 47 were arrested and charged for house robbery and possession of suspected stolen property. They also appeared at the Ezakheni Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where they were remanded in custody pending further police investigation. They will also be linked to Elandslaagte truck hijacking and Nondweni theft of motor vehicle case.