Lyttelton police warn criminals

Constable Martin Mashimbi with the Toyota Camry seized by the Lyttelton police.

The Lyttelton police arrested two people on Wednesday afternoon in two unrelated incidents.

One was arrested for attempting to steal a car at the Centurion Gautrain station.

Lyttelton police spokesperson Captain Dave Miller confirmed that the man was found in possession of car break-in implements.

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“He, along with two other companions, tried to flee from the Gautrain station in a blue Toyota Camry when they were spotted by members from the cluster crime prevention and the Lyttelton police.”

Miller said the three men drove into station parking area where two of the suspects fled in a white Volkswagen Polo and the police arrested one.

“The police tried to pursue the suspects, but could not locate the Polo.”

Miller also confirmed that the Camry, which had fraudulent number plates, was seized by the police.

He said the vehicle would be taken to the Pretoria West vehicle pound to determine if the car was stolen.

In another incident, the Lyttelton police arrested a man for possession of stolen property, taken from a house in the Swartkop area.

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Miller said the male complainant spotted the man walking down the street, wearing his pants.

“He then confronted the suspect and also called the police.”

The Lyttelton police tracing unit arrived on the scene and arrested the suspect.

Miller said the suspects was in possession of several bags full of stolen items that belonged to the complainant.

“Both the arrested will appear in the magistrate’s court within 48 hours where they will be charged.”

Miller sent out a strong warning that the Lyttelton police would not tolerate criminals.

“This is not your playground, the streets belong to us and the communities,” Miller warned.

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