BE ON THE LOOKOUT: The white VW Polo Vivo has been fitted with the registration plates of the Joburg Metro Police Department’s car.
The public have been warned to be alert to a VW GTI operating on Gauteng’s roads with cloned registration plates that belong to one of the Joburg Metro Police Department’s cars.

The white GTI shares the same number plate - CL 31 VL GP - with a VW Polo Vivo sedan, also white, that has since been impounded.

JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said he learnt about the cloned number plates on Facebook after people shared the pictures on social media.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT: A VW GTI with the same cloned number plate.


One of them, Rakesh Suk- nadan, who alerted Emergency SA on Facebook, said the white Polo was spotted in Durban, while the white Golf GTI was spotted in Gauteng.

The Polo Vivo was recovered on Wednesday near a farm in the Vaal after police received a tip-off, according to Minnaar.

He said the occupants of the car fled when the police tried to stop them.

BE ON THE LOOKOUT: The white VW Polo Vivo fitted with the registration plates of the Joburg Metro Police Department’s car.


Warrant Officer Sello Mafokotsana from Sedibeng confirmed that a white Polo Vivo had been recovered, but said the suspects were still at large.

“When police stopped the vehicle, four suspects in the car disappeared into bushes near a farm in the Vaal,” he said.