Police in Masunga are investigating an incident where four vehicles were stolen from Tati land board on Tuesday night and later smuggled into neighbouring Zimbabwe.
The thieves allegedly pounced on the security guards at around 10 o’clock in the evening and tied them to chairs before driving away with two Toyota double cabs, a land cruiser and Toyota fortuner which they later smuggled into Zimbabwe after cutting the cordon fence.
They allegedly got the keys from the guard room where they were being kept.The security guards were not injured during the robbery which Masunga Police station commander, Kgotlaetsile Oodira said was the first of its kind where a number of government vehicles are stolen at the same time.
When tracking the thieves, police discovered that the stolen cars had crossed into neighbouring Zimbabwe at an ungazetted point. Oodira appealed to the public to help the police with information leading to the recovery of the stolen cars.
He also revealed that early this year, a car belonging to the forestry department was stolen and has not been recoverd. “We are working hand in hand with the Zimbabwe police and we hope our combined efforts will yield positive results,” Oodira said.