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A major bike recovery for Tracetec & SAPS


Close partnership between Tracetec and SAPS enabled successful recovery of motorbikes.

Johannesburg, Gauteng: According to statistics, South Africa loses over R8,5 billion to vehicle theft and hijacking. Of the vehicles stolen, 57% are taken across the border, 36% filter back into South Africa as cloned vehicles, the rest land in chop shops. Tracetec recovered 10 stolen motorbikes, stripped and prepared for transport in Pretoria. This is a major win, as it’s not often that motorbikes are seized before they exit our border. Applause is given to both Tracetec and SAPS teams working in partnership.

On Tuesday, the 5th of September 2017 at 15h30, Tracetec received an automated notification from a recovery unit that was installed in a BMW bike. The bike was stolen in Littleton Manor during the weekend of the 2nd September 2017. The vehicle was traveling on the N12 direction Mpumalanga. Tracetec recovery agents responded from Witbank and Johannesburg to see if they could stop the motorbike. On the off ramp to the town called Ogies the driver of a Toyota minibus pulled over and unhooked his trailer. He then got back into the minibus and drove off leaving the trailer on the off ramp. The recovery agent followed the minibus while the other recovery agent stayed with the trailer. The minibus was pulled over by the SAPS and 5 people were found in the vehicle.

The trailer was then towed back to the SAPS VIS pound in Lenasia and the vehicles was handed over to the SAPS. While unpacking the trailer we found 10 stolen bikes on the trailer hidden amongst about 200 bags of onions. The bikes were found completely stripped and packed for transport.

Motor vehicles found:
•    1x BMW GS 1200 Adventurer
•    1x BMW 1200 GS
•    1x BMW F800 GS
•    1x BMW F650 GS
•    1x Honda CBR 250
•    1x Big Boy CDI 350
•    1x Big Boy GPR 250 Pit bike
•    1x GIVI Scooter
•    1x KTM 1090 Adventure
•    1x Ducati 1000

The bikes along with the trailer and the mini bus were handed over to the SAP 13 camp at Lenasia.
We await further investigation on this recovery and stolen goods.


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