Pretoria – A man has been arrested by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department’s (JMPD) taxi violence unit, K9, and undercover officers, together with Asars Security, for the possession of the suspected stolen property in Yeoville.
According to IOL News JMPD spokesperson, Xolani Fihla said on Wednesday afternoon, officers received information about a cellphone that was taken during an armed business robbery at the Cash Crusaders shop in the Florida area.
“The cellphone’s tracking signal was updating in Yeoville. The officers proceeded to the updated location along Page Street in Yeoville and observed a red Chevrolet Aveo which was parked on the side of the road. When the driver of the Aveo spotted the officers, he immediately sped off at a high speed, (but) the officers gave chase and managed to stop the vehicle along Fortescue and Yeo Street,” Fihla said.
“The officers searched the driver and the vehicle. Upon searching, the officers found three cell phones, one being a new Huawei. The phone was tested using the IME number and it was confirmed to be one of the cellphones taken in the Florida robbery.”
IOL News reported that the driver was questioned about the items found in the vehicle. He led officers to a basement at a block of flats on Page Street.