A father and son were apprehended on Friday afternoon following police operations that were carried out on a chop shop in Crystal Park Ekurhuleni.
In the chop shop several parts of stolen and I checked vehicles with discovered. Upon arrival the police discovered an employee driving a Toyota Hilux that was carrying two engines that were modified.
On further investigation it was discovered that the van was reported stolen at Honeydew police station in June 2018. This information was gathered by the journeys back East crime intelligence and SAPS members who are part of the saturation unit of the Gauteng traffic police along with the Tracker connect private security and the Insurance Crime Bureau during operations on Friday.
The team went to the chop shop and discovered more than 11 cars stripped of their part and the cars range from Toyota Hilux, Isuzu and Ford Ranger.
All the vehicles were confirmed either stolen or hijacked into areas around Gauteng such as Garsfontein, Randburg Germiston run back between the years 2018 and 2020.
Police officers immediately apprehended a 65 year old owner of the business along with his son who is 40 years old and a 43 year old employee. The 3 suspects are expected to appear at the Benoni Magistrate Court on the 28th of September 2020 to face charges of being in possession of stolen vehicles.
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