HAWKS arrest car theft syndicate ‘leader’

The arrested man is suspected to have led the syndicate that stole a fleet of new Ford Ranger vehicles at a car dealership in Phalaborwa in December 2017.

This comes as the third arrest in the case.

“Tsununu Ahmad Maphosa (31) and Mpho Dzwuguda (26), who are believed to be part of the alleged syndicate were arrested in January and charged for possession of suspected motor vehicles. Dzwuguda was granted R3000 bail whilst Maphosa was remanded in custody until 2 May 2018,” explained, Captain Matimba Maluleke, HAWKS Limpopo Spokesperson.

Also read: PHALABORWA: hunts new car thieves

The newly arrested suspect is expected to appear today before the Masisi Magistrate’s Court to face charges of burglary at business premises as well as several counts of theft of motor vehicles.

Also Read: UPDATE: Five stolen vehicles recovered

  “Investigations continue, additional arrests have not been ruled out,” added Maluleke.

For further enquiries contact Captain Matimba Maluleke @ 0714813488.

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