Grahamstown cops find suspected stolen vehicle

UNLICENSED: The suspected stolen minibus stopped on the N2 on Sunday

STOPPING a minibus without a licence disc led to a bigger discovery for police and traffic police on the N2 on Sunday – that the vehicle could be stolen.

Members of a task team in Grahamstown were patrolling the N2 when they received a call from a provincial traffic officer at about 5pm. He told them he had stopped a white Toyota Quantum which had no licence disc and with more than 13 passengers on board on N2 near the Salem turnoff. The vehicle was travelling from Port Elizabeth to King William’s Town.

On arrival on the scene the vehicle was inspected and tested on various systems, which revealed that it was possibly sought in Khayalitsha, Cape Town.

The driver, a 50-year-old man, was arrested and detained for possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle. The value of the vehicle is R350 000. He is due to appear in the Grahamstown Magistrate’s court tomorrow, police spokeswoman Captain Mali Govender said.

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