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Teen among suspects busted stripping stolen vehicle in Gelvandale

Jun 13, 2019
Teen among suspects busted stripping stolen vehicle in Gelvandale

Port Elizaeth - Five suspects, aged between 15 and 29 years, are expected in court after they were arrested by Port Elizabeth police on charges of possession of a suspected stolen vehicle.

"PE K9 members were patrolling when they received information of a vehicle  being stripped in the bushes  next to Van Duuren Road, in  Gelvandale, Port Elizabeth," described police spokesperon, Capt Sandra Janse van Rensburg.

"On arrival, Sgt Adriaan Oosthuizen and his dog, Max, entered the bush.

"The suspects were spotted and back up was summoned."

She said that PE  Flying Squad members were the first to respond.

"When the suspects noticed the police, they started running away. Sgt Oosthuizen warned the suspects to stop or he will release Max.

"When the suspects saw Max, they immediately surrendered and were  arrested," Capt Janse van Rensburg said.

"The vehicle, a Honda Ballade, was reported  stolen in Bethelsdorp in June 2019. The vehicle was completely  burnt out and stripped."

She said that the suspects were detained on charges of  possession of suspected stolen property and will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court during the week.

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