Two government vehicles that were earlier taken to a workshop in Limpopo for repairs were stolen from this workshop on Friday before the vehicles were involved in an accident in the vicinity of Marble Hall.
Col. Malesela Ledwaba, police spokesperson, says the owner of the workshop in Lebowakgomo apparently left the premises on Friday around 15:50. According to the owner, the doors, gates and windows of the workshop were properly closed and everything was in order.
However, the owner received calls from the police and the provincial department of roads and transport at around 09:30 on Saturday. He was told that their vehicles, which were supposed to be in his workshop for repairs, had been involved in an accident in the Marble Hall policing area.
The owner hurried to his workshop. The fence and a lock were cut on his arrival and a roller door to the workshop was broken open.
There was also no sign of the two government vehicles and the police were called.
Ledwaba says the vehicles have already been positively identified at the accident scene as a Toyota Hilux belonging to the police in Motetema and a Mazda Drifter from the provincial department of roads and transport.
The exact details regarding the accident are still unclear.
However, no one has yet been arrested in connection with the theft. A case of robbery is being investigated.
Anyone with information about the theft is requested to contact the investigating officer, Sgt. Phaladi on 082 342 6776, the StopCrime number 08600 10111 or contact the nearest police station.