PRETORIA - The South African Police Service's (SAPS) ongoing "O Kae Molao" operation on Thursday led to the recovery of vehicle parts linked to 11 cases of vehicle theft reported in various parts of Gauteng including Brooklyn, Benoni, Johannesburg, Florida, and Westonaria.
Members of the SAPS Vehicle Crime Investigation Unit pounced on a chop-shop in Midway, Soweto, supported by experts from Tracker and Data Dot.
"According to preliminary investigations, it appears this particular chop shop specialises in Toyota parts gauging by the Quantum and Hilux parts found on the scene.
"Three trailers also tested positive [of having been stolen or hijacked] while two other vehicles were seized for further testing on suspicion of tampering with vin and/or engine numbers," said SAPS provincial spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele.
No suspects have yet been arrested.