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Man expected in court after being arrested near Butterworth with bakkie stolen in Port Elizabeth

Jul 7, 2017
Man expected in court after being arrested near Butterworth with bakkie stolen in Port Elizabeth

A 27-year-old man is expected in court in Port Elizabeth soon after he was busted by Kei Bridge police near Butterworth enroute to Mthatha.

"The suspect was arrested on Thursday, at about 20:30," said police spokesperson, Capt Jackson Manatha.

"The Kei Bridge police were alerted that an Isuzu double cab that was stolen in Port Elizabeth was about to cross the Great Kei Bridge.

"The bakkie was identified and stopped."

Captain Manatha said that it is believed that the stolen was being driven to Mthatha.

"The 27 year old suspect will appear before the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court soon on a case of theft of motor vehicle," he said.