Cellphone Robbers in Stolen Sedan Arrested Following Crash

Members of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) arrested three undocumented suspects allegedly travelling in a reportedly stolen Toyota Etios in Kempton Park on 1 November. 

Not only were they in a stolen vehicle, but the trio was also involved in robbing people of their cellphones.

According to EMPD Acting Spokesperson Kobeli Mokheseng, two troubled victims of cellphone robbery raised the red flag against the trio who were driving in a Toyota Etios.

Mokheseng said the car was spotted by the EMPD team, resulting in a speed chase which unfortunately ended with the car crashing into a Suzuki hatchback at Zuurfointein Road.

“Officers found two stolen Samsung smartphones (which were positively identified on site by complainants) and after testing the Toyota Etios, results came back positive as a reported stolen motor vehicle. No visible injuries were noticed after the crash,” says Mokheseng.

He added that charges under the Migrant Act, possession of stolen motor vehicle and robbery, were levelled against the three at Norkem Park Police Station. The stolen vehicle was impounded to Van Ryn’s Deep in Benoni (SAPS yard) for safe keeping.

The detained offenders will appear in the Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court soon.