USING your girlfriend’s car to steal other vehicles is not good luck.
Brackendowns police are on the verge of uprooting a syndicate that has been stealing cars in Alberton following the arrest of three car thieves in a high-speed car chase early Saturday morning, 15th June 2013.
One of the suspects has reportedly agreed to work with the police in order to bust a chop-shop in Soweto, which has become a popular destination for Alberton’s four-wheel drives.
The suspects attempted to steal a vehicle from a residence in Olivine Street, Randhart, when the owner spotted them on his closed-circuit video camera and alerted Fox Alarms.
Reaction officer Frederick Whitehorn responded at o5:43 and spotted a black Volk-swagen Polo Classic parked outside the house, he told the RECORD.
“Two suspects ran back tp the vehicle and sped away when they say me. I gave chase and called for back-pu while following the vehicle as it sped onto the R59 freeway towards Johannesburg”.
Fox reaction vehicles managed to run the getaway car off the road before it even reached
The vehicle, which belongs to the girlfriend of one of the suspects, exceeded speeds of 140 km/h on the short stretch of the road, while the suspects threw car-breaking implements out of the window in an attempt to get rid of the evidence.
It was too little, too late. Brackendowns police arrived on the scene and arrested the three suspects for possession of housebreaking implements and car theft. Most of the implements were recovered by police, still carrying the fingerprints of the suspects.
One suspect was wanted for a previous offence, it emerged after their fingerprints were checked.
Story By: JEANRIQUE SNYMAN