The Cape Town police arrested an alleged chop shop operator in Kraaifontein on Monday morning, 23 May following a sting operation.
KRAAIFONTEIN CHOP SHOP BUSTED
South African Police Service (SAPS) spokesperson Ndakhe Gwala said the police conducted an integrated operation involving different units at approximately 8:00 Monday.
The alleged chop shop in Wallacedene, Kraaifontein was monitored for suspicious activities over a period of time, said Gwala.
The police set their sights on the property after a number of vehicles and trucks in the northern part of the Western Cape were hijacked.
“Four vehicles that were reported stolen in different policing areas were recovered and seized as well as several car parts and work equipment,” said the police spokesperson.
The estimated value of the recovered vehicles and parts is R4 million.
A 48-year-old suspect was arrested at the alleged chop shop. He is expected to appear in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 25 May on charges of possession of stolen vehicles.
Further arrests are a possibility, added Gwala.
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