A white Toyota Hilux double cab bakkie was stolen in broad daylight from the parking lot of a popular restaurant in Krugersdorp over the Easter weekend.
The owners of the restaurant quickly called for backup from the Sector 4 CPF which saw patrollers react immediately in search of the vehicle.
A be on the lookout (bolo) alert was sent out on various social media platforms regarding the three suspects in a white VW Polo speeding off in Van Oord Street towards Robert Broom Drive.
With the help of a tracking company, both the stolen vehicle and the getaway car were recovered within minutes in the Roodepoort area.
The bolo alert was sent out at 3.07pm and the vehicles recovered at 3.28pm.
The Polo was found abandoned close to the stolen vehicle as the suspects fled by foot.
The getaway car has since been impounded by police for further investigation.