A 29-year-old South African suspect was arrested next to Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, Limpopo on Monday driving a stolen vehicle en route to being smuggled through Beitbridge post. The Man was intercepted driving the vehicle on Monday morning at about 10:00 next to Peter Mokaba Stadium.

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This follows information and diligent investigative work from members of the provincial murder and robbery tracking team working jointly with a private security company.

The vehicle was reported stolen from Garsfontein in Gauteng over the weekend. It was also allegedly set to be illegally exported out of South Africa.

Suspect stopped in his tracks to smuggle vehicle out of the country


The suspect, who is a South African citizen, was cornered along the N1 road and attempted to escape. The operational team with assistance from the security company gave chase. He suspect was ultimately nabbed at Peter Mokaba stadium.

Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has also commended the members involved in the operation for their dedication and professionalism.

“The arrest demonstrates the power of community-police partnership in ensuring crime is defeated. Including cross-border crimes,” added Lieutenant General Hadebe.

The suspect is expected to appear before Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 14 February 2024. He is facing a charge of possession of suspected stolen property.