The Kimberley SAPS are investigating two separate cases of motor vehicle theft after the arrests of two Free State men.
On Tuesday, 14 June 2016 at about 11:00, a blue Toyota Bakkie was stolen at a shopping complex in Monument Heights, Kimberley. The second vehicle, a blue Nissan 1 tonner bakkie was stolen an hour later in-front of the owner’s house (parked as for sale) in Aristotle Ave in Herlear, Kimberley. The Boshof Police spotted the Nissan Bakkie being towed by a Toyota Camry approximately 10km outside Boshof. The vehicles were stopped next to the road and the driver of the Nissan Bakkie fled into the veldt. The driver of the Camry allegedly untied the bakkie and sped off towards Boshof. He was arrested by Boshof SAPS members at a petrol station in town, minutes later.
After a long search the Kimberley Visible Policing unit and the Kimberley Flying Squad arrested the driver of the stolen Nissan bakkie at approximately 18:00 in the Veldt not far from Boshof. Police also found the Toyota Hilux bakkie abandoned on the same road, not very far from Kimberley.