Quick reaction by Uitenhage traffic officers results in recovery of hijacked vehicle

OCTOBER 15, 2016

Quick reaction reaction by alert traffic officials at a routine roadblock in Uitenhage resulted in the arrest of six hijacking suspects.

According to local police, the officers noticed a suspicious red Toyota Corolla driving down in Melbrooks Avenue, Uitenhage and alerted the local police.

"The vehicle was pulled off the road and upon investigation, it was discovered that the vehicle was stolen in Motherwell on 11 October 2016.

"The six men (aged between 20 - 30-years-old) were also found in possession of a replica firearm," police said.

"They were detained on the spot for possession of suspected stolen property and will appear in the Uitenhage Magistrates Court on Monday, 17 October 2016.