Two Nigerian men arrested over theft of car parts in South Africa
The Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department has arrested two Nigerian men in connection to the theft of motor vehicle parts at the South African Police Service’s vehicle pound in Benoni (Gauteng).
Lieutenant-Colonel Kelebogile, the spokesperson for the EMPD, stated on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, that a third suspect was also involved in the crime and showed the police the location he intended to sell the stolen parts.
“On Monday, 6 February 2023 at about 9 am, the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department in conjunction with the South African Police Service (SAPS) Benoni, arrested two Nigerian male suspects aged 30 and 40 years old as accomplices to committing a crime, related to the stolen motor vehicle parts case, that occurred at the SAPS vehicle pound in Benoni, Thepa said.
“The EMPD members with the SAPS detectives, conducted an operation to arrest more suspects involved in the theft of motor vehicle parts, from the Van Rhyn Deep SAPS13 vehicle pound.
Law enforcers were led to a tyre shop on Harper Street, where the first accomplice was arrested. The second accomplice, who was located at the Benoni Plaza on Princes Avenue, was also arrested,
The duo was detained at the Benoni SAPS police station, as accomplices to committing a crime, and will appear at the Benoni Magistrate’s Court soon.