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'Thief left his address details for cops to find'

By Vusi Xaba and Sibongile Mashaba | Mar 12, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 32 ]

AFTER realising he was about to be cornered, a suspected car thief abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, leaving his address details in the stolen car.

Police went to the address in Dobsonville, Soweto, where they found four other stolen vehicles.

Police spokesman Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela said last night that police conducting a crime-busting operation on Friday night tried to stop a car in Dobsonville, but the driver sped off.

"A high-speed chase ensued. Realising that police were hot on his heels, he abandoned the vehicle and disappeared in the darkness. When searching the car, police found the man's address. They later discovered four other stolen cars in his yard," Makhubela said.

He said the vehicles were reported stolen in Boksburg on the East Rand, Midrand, north of Johannesburg, and Honeydew, West Rand.

  • Meanwhile, on Saturday afternoon a gang of robbers tried to rob two stores in Kempton Park.

One of the eight-member gang was shot dead by a fruit market manager. Minutes later, another was gunned down by a "concerned citizen" during a high-speed chase with the police.

Two others were arrested while the other four made off with about R4000.

It all started when the eight suspects entered a fruit market and butchery simultaneously on the corner of First and Vlei streets in Glenmarais, Kempton Park.

"The suspects who entered the fruit market held one employee at gun point and ordered him to the upstairs office. Another employee who was also in the shop managed to call the manager in the office upstairs," said Gauteng police spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale.

"When the manager made his way downstairs, he was met with gunfire. He returned fire, fatally wounding one suspect."

She said when the other suspects heard gunshots, they fled the scene.

Police patrolling the area noticed the vehicle they were travelling in and gave chase.

"The high-speed chase that ensued ended in Norkem Park, where two suspects were arrested and the third suspect was fatally wounded by a concerned citizen.

"The other remaining suspects abandoned their getaway vehicle and hijacked another vehicle which was later found abandoned in Rabie Ridge," Mogale said.

The arrested suspects will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate's Court on charges of attempted murder, armed robbery, and possession of an unlicensed firearm.

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Idiot of note!

Mar 12, 2012 8:11 | 0 replies

A dumb dumping his dumblings....hehehe ibhari le, ne. Uyazi bengithi amajita antshontsh izimoto alayithile nje. Otherwise zikhiphani vele ngale outi?

Mar 12, 2012 10:9 | 0 replies

DEBEERS and ANGLO-AMERICAN address and corporate account details are all over the scene of the TRUE CRIME! the robbery of the PEOPLE of the NATION of Z.A.!
this car thief has shown everyone that the police can do a lot of work based on a bit of paper.
Klaar, lets follow the paper from Point of Origin certificates all the way to Antwerp, New-York and Tel-Aviv. perhaps Mrs.Gill Marcus left a briefcase in her stolen car!

Mar 12, 2012 10:20 | 0 replies

lol! the dumbest things criminals do...

Mar 12, 2012 10:39 | 0 replies

Good idea bra we should for drink ha aha ah.

Mar 12, 2012 11:24 | 0 replies

The car thief was probably playing a treasure hunt with the cops. Stupid thief

Mar 12, 2012 11:33 | 0 replies

a fair thief

Mar 12, 2012 11:34 | 0 replies

i thought honeydew was safe... tjo!

Mar 12, 2012 11:40 | 0 replies

The dumbest criminal

Mar 12, 2012 12:0 | 0 replies

Smoking Gun dumpest criminal.............

@maneater
i am sorry i will never, ever become a concerned citizen when the police are around!!!!
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Share you sentimetns, will run away as far as I can (from the Police). With state of affairs in Mzansi I would rather try my luck with strangers than with SAPS..............

Mar 12, 2012 12:43 | 0 replies

Satane o Molahlile, idiot, glad that five cars were recovered.

Mar 12, 2012 1:18 | 0 replies