Stolen Honda – four suspects arrested

The confiscated stolen Honda with false registration numbers, removed tags and scraped chassis and engine numbers

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Around 1pm on Friday (09 Feb) along Comet Road in Boksburg, the EMPD Community Liaison Unit members spotted a silver grey Honda Ballade with four suspicious-looking male occupants. On sighting the EMPD marked vehicle, the Honda Ballade made a U-turn apparently with the intention of avoiding being followed by a metro police vehicle.

The EMPD CLU members ran the number plate which came out as a gold Honda Ballade. The silver grey Honda Ballade was stopped and on searching it the metro police came across house-breaking implements. A more thorough checking of the vehicle revealed missing tags in the engine compartment as well as scraped off chassis and engine numbers.

It also emerged that the number plates were false. The rightful owner of the gold Honda from Vosloorus, whose number plates were falsely displayed on the suspects’ silver grey Honda Ballade, was called and he confirmed that his vehicle was safe with him. The recovered vehicle was taken to SAPS Van Ryn pound in Benoni for more in-depth investigations.

All four occupants of the stolen Honda Ballade who claimed they were Soweto residents aged between 28 and 35, were detained at Boksburg police station on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and fraud. They are expected to appear in the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court on Monday.