By Karabo Rammutla

When a man in a stolen car broke down along a highway in Bronkhorstspruit and a police patrol car pulled up, he thought the game was up.

But the thief couldn’t believe his luck when the two officers offered to help him push his car into town!

The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) were doing their routine patrol on Sunday evening when they noticed the man stuck on the R25.

As a sense of ubuntu and to save the motorist from becoming another victim of crime, the officers approached him and asked if he needed assistance. 

The motorist, trying his best to seem cool and collected, told them he had broken down.

So, dutifully, the cops began pushing the car back into town. 


However, as they were pushing, they received a message on the radio to look out for a car that had been reported stolen on Saturday. 

The description of the car matched the very vehicle they were hauling back into town.

TMPD spokesperson, Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, said once the officers found out that the Chevrolet Spark was reported stolen, things changed. 

The man was arrested on the spot.

“The driver was then immediately arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle,” he said. 

The suspect is expected to appear before Bronkhorstspruit Magistrate’s Court soon.

Social media users congratulated the cops and made fun of the suspect after the incident was posted on Facebook.

Pictured above: TMPD officers helped a motorist who was stuck on the road but soon realised the car was stolen

Image source: TMPD

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