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11 Jun 2018, Free State: Theft of Petrol and Defeating the end of Justice
Members of Highway Patrol WO Nel and Cst Mothapo received a lookout for a black BMW with no front numberplate and a FS numberplate at the back that filled up with petrol in town.
They spotted a black bmw driving south bound on N3 and stopped it near Van Reenen.
They discovered that it had a GP numberplate but trusting their instict they search the vehicle and found the FS numberplate under the back seat.
CCTV footage confirmed that this was the BMW and that the FS numberplate was the one on the vehicle at the time of the incident.
The two suspects 28 and 26 year old, was arrested for Theft and also charged with Defeating the end of justice. They filled up with about 41lt of petrol to the value of R650. The vehicle was seized aswell as the false numberplate.
The incident happened this morning at about 07h05 and the Highway Patrol members arrested the suspects 15 minutes later!