"Theft out of vehicle" suspects arrested
By Jurina Nkwazi
22 September 2010
A twenty-eight and a thirty-one year old man age were arrested for theft out of motor a vehicle in Saulsbury road in Woodstock, police said on Wednesday.
Sergeant Hilton Malila said,” the arrests followed during scheduled crime prevention patrols when police noticed two male suspects removing a sports bag out of a parked Opel Corsa bakkie in Saulsbury road. “
“When the suspects spotted the police, they fled off on foot, but were arrested shortly thereafter. Police recovered a sports bag containing clothing, a hair dryer and shoes,” Malila said.
An investigation led police to the owner of the vehicle, who identified the recovered items.
The Woodstock police are investigating to see if the 28 and 31 year old men can be linked to similar reported incidents in the area.
The suspects will appear in the Cape Town magistrates’ court tomorrow on a charge of theft out of motor vehicle.