Port Elizabeth police arrest two hijackers - vehicle recovered

APRIL 3, 2015

A collaborative effort between Mt Road Flying Squad and Port Elizabeth 10111 call centre led to the arrest of two suspects aged between 23 and 28 and recovery of a vehicle that was hijacked in Kwanabuhle in Uitenhage on 12 March.

This morning, at about 07:30 Mount Road Sector Manager received information about a suspicious vehicle driving around Newton Park. This information was given to a Mount Road SAPS Flying squad vehicle that was on patrol, who then followed up.

The two Flying squad members were still patrolling when they noticed a  silver Polo at C/O 4th Avenue and Cape Road, Newton Park fitting the description of the vehicle that was reported as ‘suspicious’ in Newton Park with two occupants inside.

The members verified the registration on radio control and discovered that the number plates were false. They instructed the vehicle to pull over in order to further investigate. When they verified the registration number on the license disk, the vehicle was positively linked to a vehicle that was reported as hijacked from KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage.

The two suspects were arrested and charged for possession of suspected hijacked vehicle and theft.  They will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 7 April 2015. The confiscated vehicle will be returned to its lawful owner.

Mount Road Cluster Commander, Major General Daniel Rabie commended the two officers for the arrest.

“Your prompt response and team work have yielded the desired results, continue to work hard so that our people can have a peaceful and crime free Easter. We have pledged to clamp down on crime, protect the public including their property and this success is an indication that our members have heeded to the call,” said Major General Rabie.