Stolen and Illegally Shipped Supercars Are Reported Destined For Southern Africa And Middle East

Jan 24, 2017 09:10 AM EST | Carl Anthony Teves

Recently, supercars have been the apple of the eyes of the thieves. Worth millions of these luxurious cars from a dealership in Johannesburg has been eyeing South part of Africa for super car orders.

According to some experts, the orders of these high valued cars mainly from Germany's automotive industry, originated from the people living in the neighboring countries of South Africa. One in particular is in the Middle East.

In a report, thieves were able to go past around the Infiniti Motors security system in Melrose. They got off with not more than six cars such as a Land Cruiser (Toyota), Range Rover Evoque (Land Rover), X6 model (BMW), and Mercedes Benz's ML 63, ML 43, and G 63 last Sunday morning.

Later on, there were three of the stolen supercars found somewhere in Yeoville, Kensington, and Berea. Jason Nestadt, the co-owner of the car dealership Infiniti Motors did not leave any comments on the said troubled event.

After a week from the Toyota dealership, the thievery situated and was believed that those were the same people who attacked Infiniti Motors. There was a total of seven Hilux bakkies (Toyota) and Land Cruiser (Toyota) were taken away during the invasion. Four of these cars were recovered with one found in Zimbabwe.

A private investigator whose specialization is in cross-border crime investigation, Danie Day, have said that "Currently in Zambia, there is also a high demand for luxury German cars such as Audi's‚ BMWs and Mercedes Benz especially if these cars are rental vehicles. Recently a vehicle racketeering scam whose operators were dealing in Mercedes-Benz ML55s was uncovered. We have also recovered a number of Mercedes-Benz ML 63s as well in that country." He also added that his team was able to found out that numerous amounts of these millions worth luxurious supercars are exported to Dubai traveling through Mozambique.

As of now, the investigation is still in a sensitive stage according to Captain Mavela Mosondo. He later added, "Our detectives are looking at a number of other luxury car dealership thefts to see if there are any links which can be made with the latest theft. We will be reviewing CCTV footage to see if we can identify the suspects."


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