Tow-truck company owner bust with police hand radios

skeptic_SA

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Crooked tow truck operators. What IS this country coming to? :wtf:
 

The_MAC

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Dont all of them do this?

I have personally seen this when I visited a friend of a friend whos dad was an owner of a few vulture-modified-bakkies i.e. tow-trucks.

I'm not sure if the radio's were police issued, or simply listening in on that frequency.
 

genetic

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Crooked tow truck operators. What IS this country coming to? :wtf:

Have you had your head buried in the sand for the last 50 years? They've always done this since radios and tow trucks crossed paths.
 

Sollie

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Have you had your head buried in the sand for the last 50 years? They've always done this since radios and tow trucks crossed paths.
It used to be listening in on certain channels. In this case it's different, the wire not modified radios

They found six SA Police Service radios, a war room base radio and two metro police radios.
 

REAList_1

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And this is why we don't trust our police services.
It was "obtained" from them.
Wonder if it was reported as "lost".
Lol
 

Creag

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Crooked tow truck operators. What IS this country coming to? :wtf:

Not sure if sarcasm?

Have you had your head buried in the sand for the last 50 years? They've always done this since radios and tow trucks crossed paths.

I am sure (at least I hope) that the above skeptic is applying sarcasm to the comment. Maybe it was quicker to type ":wtf:" than ":rolleyes:"? :p

Back on topic ... the only surprising bit here is that the police acted on this. My instinct says that it was the tip off of possible illegal guns that got them going. The SAPS hand sets were bonus. If this is such a big thing, they should be clamping down on all the rest of them too.
 
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