Man arrested in Roodepoort for possession of stolen Opel Kadett

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A 57-year-old man was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, an Opel Kadett, in Radiokop, Roodepoort. His face is obscured because he had not appeared in court. Picture: JMPD

Published Jan 11, 2024


A 57-year-old man was arrested by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department’s (JMPD) Tactical Response Unit for possession of a stolen motor vehicle in Radiokop, Roodepoort.

On Monday, the JMPD received information about a stolen white Opel Kadett which was sought as per a Roodepoort SA Police Service (SAPS) case.

“The officers proceeded to the given location at the corner of Christiaan De Wet and Erasmus Road at the Papachinos restaurant parking. The officers monitored the vehicle until they noticed a male walking towards the vehicle,” according to JMPD spokesperson, Superintendent Xolani Fihla.

“The male entered the said vehicle, and before he drove off, the officers blocked the vehicle. They explained to the male the reason why he was stopped. He was arrested and detained at Roodepoort SAPS.”

A 57-year-old man was arrested for possession of a stolen motor vehicle, an Opel Kadett, in Radiokop, Roodepoort. Picture: JMPD

Earlier this week, IOL reported that the JMPD has arrested a 27-year-old man for possession of suspected stolen property after he was found riding a motorbike that had been reported stolen.

Fihla said the arrested man was detained at Sandton SAPS.

“On Saturday, January 6, 2024, Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department officers from the Tactical Response Unit received a lookout for a stolen white Bigboy motorcycle sought as per OR Tambo International SAPS,” Fihla said at the time.

Police arrested a groceries delivery man who was using a motorbike reported stolen. Picture: Supplied/JMPD

“The officers proceeded to patrol in the Sunninghill area, and while on patrol, they spotted a motorcycle fitting the description of the lookout travelling along Nanyuki Road in Sunninghill,” he said.

“The motorcycle was stopped, and the male motorcyclist was questioned on how he acquired the motorbike, but he failed to give a reasonable answer. The 27-year-old male suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property.”

Fihla added that the suspect was on his way from making goods deliveries when he was intercepted by the police and arrested. When the motorbike was recovered, it was wrapped with Checkers Sixty60 grocery delivery app branding.