A car thief was caught on Tuesday after the stolen car overturned as he sped from the owner who was chasing him in high speed.
The incident was confirmed by Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Chief Inspector Philisani Ndebele who said the development took place around 9 PM in Beitbridge. Ndebele said:
I can confirm that we recorded a case of a stolen vehicle incident which occurred in Beitbridge. Mr Peter Panganai arrived at Ojas Business Centre in a Mazda Bongo at around 9PM where he parked his car, switched off the engine and left the key in the ignition and went out.
While Mr Panganai was chatting with some people at the business centre (Blessing) Kundishora stole the vehicle and drove away. Mr Panganai teamed up with the people at the business centre and they pursued him in two cars. They caught up with him and blocked his way and Kundishora lost control of the vehicle which overturned. Members of the public apprehended him and they assaulted him before handing him over to the police.
Police have in the past condemned theft while warning members of the public that leaving your keys in an unattended vehicle is also an invitation for thieves.