Port Elizabeth: The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Liziwe Ntshinga expressed her appreciation to the media and the Provincial Organised Crime Investigation Unit in the recovery of two VW Polos taken in an armed robbery on Friday night, 09 February 2018, from a depot in Kabega Park. ‘The media plays a critical part in communicating to the communities about what is happening within their environments and is a major asset to the police,’ added Lieutenant General Ntshinga.
On Monday, 12 February 2018, police received an anonymous tip-off about the two Polos parked in a garage in Nconco Street in Kwazakele. The Provincial Organised Crime Investigation unit with the assistance of Flying Squad immediately responded to the information. Two white VW Polos were found in the garage. It has been confirmed that it is the same vehicles taken in the robbery. Two other VW Polos are yet to be recovered. The VW Caddy was found on the premises as it did not have petrol and the suspects abandoned it in the yard of the depot. Police are following up on leads and expect to make a breakthrough in arrests soon.
‘We commend the community for their efforts in working with the police and encourage them to continue to do so. Through their commitment towards a safe and secure environment, the vehicles were recovered so soon,’ added Lieutenant General Ntshinga.
Source: South African Police Service