Alert local residents have thwarted an attempted vehicle theft close to Taj street in Laudium.
The incident occurred at about 10:00 PM on Friday evening after an unknown number of suspects travelling in a silver VW Golf attempted to steal a vehicle belonging to a Laudium family.
Relatives confronted the thugs who managed to flee. One suspect was apprehended but escaped as members of the community awaited law enforcement and security officials.
Members of Vision Tacticals' rapid intervention unit arrived on the scene within minutes and searched the area for the suspect without success.
Members of the community are once again being urged to be vigilant, take the necessary precautions to ensure that vehicles and property are safeguarded and to report any suspicious activity to the SAPS by calling the police 10111 emergency number.
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