MyEastrand Crime Report
MyEastrand Crime Report: Police are searching for a man in connection with the fraudulent purchasing of a car from a Rhodesfield dealership. The man, believed to be in his late 50s, allegedly bought a white Toyota Hilux bakkie worth R285 000 from the dealership using a false identity. The incident occurred on September 17. The Kempton SAPS spokesperson, Capt Jethro Mtshali, said the wanted man used someone else’s identity, a William Mahlane Bopape, to commit the fraud. “He took Bopape’s ID and replaced Bopape’s photo with his own and kept the name as is,” Mtshali said. The registration of the bakkie is CZ 93 XC GP. A case of fraud and theft of motor vehicle is being investigated by the police. Anyone with information can contact Det Serg Bheki Sibisa on 074-417-3158 or 011-393-8754.
In a different story two women, between the ages of 23 and 25, were arrested for the theft of a motor vehicle on September 27. They appeared in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court on October 5 and were denied bail. According to Crystal Park SAPS acting communications officer Tryna Maritz, two men met with the two women at a club in Kwa-Thema, Springs. “Apparently (the men) were drugged and, when they woke up, their personal belongings and vehicle had been stolen.” Maritz said it is alleged that this was not the first complaint, as similar incidents occurred in Kwa-Thema and Tembisa. Crystal Park Station commander, Lieut Col Belinda Motaung, applauded the investigating officer, Moremedi for her hard work that went into the investigation.