21 Nov 2017, North West: The Serious Organised Crime unit of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation in the North West arrested five suspects aged between 34 and 60 today in Wolmaranstad for motor vehicle fraud, robbery and intimidation.
The five suspects are part of a syndicate that allegedly targeted people who were looking to buy second hand motor vehicles at car dealerships. They would allegedly approach the victims offering them similar vehicles for less money.
A test drive would then allegedly be arranged and thereafter, a meeting scheduled to seal the deal with the requested cash payment, in exchange for the vehicle. Unbeknown to the victims, the suspects would allegedly take the money and flee.
The Provincial Head of the Hawks, Major General Linda Mbana was pleased with the successful termination of project Rambo “our goal was ensure that we dismantle this syndicate from the top down, and indeed the king pin was arrested along with his men” she said.