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Rustenburg - Two men and two women arrested for possession of suspected stolen cars will appear in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate’s Court next week, North West police said on Thursday.

Colonel Sabata Mokgwabone said Ben Masilela ,46, Motlhoiwa Lucas Motau, 55, Julia Gadifele Mokhondo, 52, and Elsie Shabangu, 49, would appear in court on Tuesday to apply for bail.

They were arrested on March 27, along the N4 road in Brits after the Rustenburg flying squad reacted to a complaint of motor vehicle theft from one of the car dealers in Rustenburg.

“It is alleged that a new Ford Ranger was stolen from the dealership upon delivery and that led to the arrest of four suspects, two males and two females. It was during arrest that they were found towing a stolen Ford Ranger with a Nissan Navara which was also found to be stolen.”

He said a preliminary investigation has revealed the Nissan was reported stolen at the Sinoville police station in March.

It also indicated that warrants of arrest have been issued against one of the accused, Elsie Shabangu, for different cases reported at various police stations in Gauteng between 2002 and 2013. They include seven of theft and two of shoplifting.

“The investigation has also revealed that the accused is using different names,” he said.

African News Agency