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Car thief crashes twin cab, flees

by Staff reporter
19 Jan 2019 at 11:21hrs | Views
POLICE in Matabeleland South have launched a manhunt for a farmworker who allegedly stole a motor vehicle at his workplace in Matopo, only to dump it after he was involved in an accident in Bulawayo.

Brian Mpala, who is employed at Famona Farm along Bulawayo-Matopo Road, broke into a room at the farm and stole car keys for an Isuzu Twin Cab before driving off unnoticed.

The car theft occurred in the early hours of Thursday. Mpala was involved in an accident in Bulawayo's CBD hours later and the car was recovered by police dumped at the accident scene after he had fled.

Matabeleland South police spokesperson Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the incident saying the suspect was at large. He appealed to members of the public who may have information that may lead to the arrest of the suspect to contact any nearest police station.

"We are hunting for a suspect who stole a car at his place of work. The suspect broke into one of the rooms where he stole the car keys for an Isuzu Twin Cab and drove off unnoticed in the middle of the night.

"He drove the vehicle into Bulawayo where unfortunately he crashed it. He abandoned the car at the scene and fled. He is still at large and police are appealing to anyone who may have information on the whereabouts of the suspect to contact police," said Chief Insp Ndebele.

Source - chronicle