I have a huge problem with the guy I bought a car from only to find that the car was stolen and I had already paid him money. My main issue is that I don’t have the papers to say the car is mine because I was rushing for time and we agreed that he will courier the paper to me as he is in dbn and im based in jhb. This is what happened. I was referred to by a friend to this guy. I was told he buys cars from the auctions and sells them. Spoke to him by phone and he said there was a car available for me so I must come down to see it. I then went to dbn with this guy who referred me, got there, saw the car was happy with it and we decided im gonna take it back to jhb and the documents will follow. I went to African bank in dbn (Chatsworth) open a loan of R75k and paid this guy on the spot. We then went to his house where I signed the service agreement with him and we both kept a copy…my fault was not asking to see the original log books for the car. We then left dbn the same day back to jozi. On our way at Wilge Plaza we were stopped by the cops and they said the car was stolen, they checked the registration and the engine everything looked fine but them some guys from Tracker popped up and said the tracker is saying the car is stolen. We were taken to Villiers Police Station, where we spent the night and the next morning I was told they were realising me cause I could prove by giving them the service agreement that I had just bought the car and they will deal with the person I bought the car from. They did not release the car because there was some further investigation to be done. I have not since heard anything from the police. I call the Villiers police station a week after and they told me the case has been moved to Betlehem police station handled by Office Ramatsa. I could not get hold of him. So I’ve been since calling this guy who’s name is Sabelo Sosibo (0765774961) asking him to re-fund me because he sold me a stolen car and I don’t want another car from him cause I did not trust him anymore. He has been answering my calls and promising to re-fund but nothing is coming through it has been 3 weeks since the incident and he always says he will go to the bank the next day. I’ve even asked some of my relatives to contact him and ask him on my behalf he continues to lie and say he will deposit the money the next day. I have not had a chance to open a case at the police station cause im in jhb and will have to go down to dbn to open a case of fraud. Also I will trying to give him some time before I hand over to the police, my other worry is that even if I open the case how can I prove anything if I don’t have the documents because even the service agreement we signed taken by the police at Villiers when we got arrested and was not returned to me. Please advise me on what to do in this situation, I have already started paying for this loan and I don’t even have a car, I really need your help.
|Crime Date/Time:||25 Jan 2013, 00:01 AM|
|Reported Date:||13 Feb 2013, 15:02 PM|