Motorists advised to guard against theft from vehicles at shopping centres

The incidents of theft out of motor vehicles are staggering with a disturbing increase in cases recently in Bloemfontein as thieves are striking at parking lots in various shopping malls around the City. According to situational analysis it is revealed that most of the incidents are due to negligence and sheer carelessness of some motorists.…

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Growing trend in car thefts from dealership/panel beaters can be easily defeated

Theft of cars at vehicle dealerships and panel beaters has recently emerged as a growing trend in the industry. Standard Bank has urged its customers to remain vigilant and to guard against falling victim to this crime. Johan van Greuning, Head of Standard Insurance Limited, warns that a well-organised syndicate is using customer and vehicle…

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Security guards arrested for attempted theft of three forklifts in Wadeville

Members from Elsburg SAPS responded swiftly when a complaint was received regarding alleged theft at a company in Moore Street, Wadeville. According to information received, it was alleged that a truck was found to be inside the business premises busy loading three (3) forklifts.  Upon arrival, members searched the business premises for possible suspects. The…

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4X4 Night Experience launched for Off-road Fanantics

The inaugural 4×4 Night Experience off-road event will take place on Saturday the 7th June 2014 at the Hennops Off Road Trail starting at 17h00. The title sponsor is Weekend Warrior, encompassing HDP shocks, Vision X LED lights, Warn winches, and Hi-Lift jacks, all Control Instruments-Automotive brands. Weekend Warrior is an initiative launched by Control…

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Sydenham Police arrest four suspects for housebreaking, car hijacking and other crimes

Sydenham police and Durban K9 members arrested four men aged between 20 and 25 for housebreaking, possession of suspected stolen property, possession of ammunition and car hijacking. Today, 5 May 2014, police received a complaint of housebreaking in progress at Jacaranda Avenue in Isipingo Hills. When police attended, suspects sped off in their getaway vehicle…

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Beating inflation and buying pre-owned vehicles could be buying wisely

South Africans looking to buy new cars may soon be faced with escalating vehicle prices and additional interest rate increases – a double blow that could see many looking to the pre-owned car market in the near future, says Standard Bank. But, says Glenn Stead, Head of Products for Vehicle and Asset Finance at Standard…

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Suspect arrested for perjury after claiming that he was hijacked and robbed of his vehicle by police officers

Hillcrest police arrested a 20-year-old man for defeating the ends of justice and perjury. It is alleged that on 23 April 2014, he made a false statement under oath after claiming that he was hijacked and robbed of his vehicle by police officers. The suspect claimed that he was driving with his friend along Kassier…

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Increased road safety when more cars are financed and comprehensively insured!

On the Arrive Alive road safety website we find a section of content titled “Buying a Vehicle, Vehicle Finance and Road Safety“. This was developed with the assistance of experts in vehicle finance from Standard Bank. But what is the relationship between information on vehicle finance and a road safety initiative? On the most important…

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