Fingerprints link arrested man to car theft

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TEN years after he stole a vehicle in Port Shepstone, the man responsible has been arrested, thanks to his fingerprints.

Wiseman Sifiso Mkhize (34) appeared in the Harding Magistrate’s Court this week of a charge of being in possession of unlicensed firearms.

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He was then also positively linked to the  vehicle theft which occurred in October 2007.

“The accused, from the Dumisa area in Highflats will appear in Port Shepstone magistrate’s court today (Tuesday) on this charge and again in Harding on February 22 for a bail application in the firearm case,” said police spokesman, Captain Gerald Mfeka.

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Captain Raymond Shusha and Sergeant Bhekani Ndwalane of Port Shepstone SAPS assisted in tracing Mkhize.

“When criminals leave a crime scene they always traces of their presence behind in the form of saliva, hair, dust and fingerprints. By preserving a crime scene, the evidence collected will be of better quality, thereby ensuring a higher conviction rate,” said Captain Mfeka.

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