Limpopo Police Nab 29-Year-Old South African Man Driving Stolen Vehicle Near Beitbridge Border
Limpopo police have apprehended a 29-year-old South African man near the Beitbridge border post, where he was caught driving a stolen vehicle.
Believed to be linked to a larger syndicate operating between Zimbabwe and South Africa, the suspect was arrested close to Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, according to Provincial police spokesperson Colonel Malasela Ledwaba.
The man, whose name was not disclosed by the police, is set to face charges for possession of stolen property. The vehicle, stolen from Garsfontein in Gauteng, was intercepted while allegedly being smuggled out of the country.
The arrest came following collaborative efforts between the provincial murder and robbery tracking team and a private security company, after receiving actionable intelligence.
Despite attempts to evade capture, the suspect was ultimately apprehended.
Stolen vehicles, often acquired from dealerships, car rental services, or through insurance fraud, are frequently smuggled across borders, with some making their way into the Zimbabwean market.
Both Zimbabwean and South African authorities continue to make arrests in efforts to curb this cross-border crime.
Last month, Zimbabwe Republic Police were on the lookout for individuals who attempted to smuggle a stolen vehicle into the country from Botswana through the Ramokgwebana River.