Three men arrested for attempted theft of motor vehicle

Constable Nicholas Pollard and Constable Israel Mashaba of Parkview Police Station.


While patrolling and conducting their regular crime prevention duties at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens, Parkview Police Station’s crime prevention members managed to stop crime in its tracks.

According to Captain Tintswalo Sibeko, spokesperson for Parkview Police Station, officers saw three men inside a car that was parked. The officers stopped their car to conduct an investigation and it was discovered that the three suspects had damaged the ignition of the car.

“The door lock was tampered with and neither one of the suspects was the owner of the car. All three suspects were searched and car-breaking implements were found in their possession,” explained Sibeko.

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A security guard at Emmarentia Botanical Gardens managed to trace the owner of the vehicle who confirmed that his car was locked and the windows were properly closed and he did not know the suspects.

Constable Israel Mashaba and Constable Nicholas Pollard arrested the suspects for attempted theft of a motor vehicle and possession of implements used to break into cars.

All three suspects will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court soon to face charges of attempted theft of a motor vehicle and possession of car-breaking implements.

The station commander for Parkview Police Station, Colonel Theledi Zacharia Gopane would like to thank Constables Mashaba and Pollard for their hard work and dedication and for ensuring that the community is safe.

Shanice Naidoo

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