Suspect nabbed

BMW M2 stolen in Weltevreden Park recovered in Zakariya Park. Photos: JMPD (Facebook).

Suspect nabbed in possession of stolen BMW M2

A suspect was nabbed in possession of a stolen BMW M2 after the vehicle went missing at a garage in Roodepoort

Suspect nabbed

BMW M2 stolen in Weltevreden Park recovered in Zakariya Park. Photos: JMPD (Facebook).

A suspect was nabbed after he was found in possession of a stolen BMW M2 in Zakariya Park.


The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson, Xolani Fihla confirmed the arrest of the 47-year-old in the south of Johannesburg.

“On Sunday, 31 July 2022, officers received information regarding an Orange BMW M2 which was stolen at Lobelia Avenue in Weltevreden Park, Roodepoort.
The owner of the vehicle had allegedly left the vehicle at a garage in Weltevreden Park for someone to pick it up. Instead of the designated person taking the vehicle, unknown males took the vehicle without the owner knowing, Fihla explained.

He added that the owner was notified of his missing vehicle.

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“He immediately activated the vehicle’s tracking device and opened a case of theft at Honeydew SAPS,” he said.

“Officers went to the garage where the vehicle was stolen to view footage of the culprits, and this gave them a lead to where the vehicle was travelling”


He further explained that officers followed the vehicle’s tracking signal, which led them to Zakariya Park.

The vehicle used in commision of the crime seized. Photo: JMPD.

“One male fitting the description seen on the footage was found together with the stolen BMW and a White Volkswagen Polo used in the commission of the crime.

The male suspect was immediately arrested and detained at Lenasia South SAPS.”



According to Fihla, the suspect is due to appear in court during the course of the week.

“Both vehicles were seized by the officers and booked in at the SAPS Lenasia pound for verification,” he said.

This success follows the recovery of a White KIA Pegus JMPD K9 Unit on 28 July.

The vehicle was hijacked in Edenvale and it was recovered in Alexandra.

The vehicle was seized and booked in at the SAPS Aeroton pound.