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Swift response led to the arrest of hijackers in Mqanduli

Oct 14, 2019
Swift response led to the arrest of hijackers in Mqanduli

Mqanduli - Two men, aged 28 and 31 years old, respectively were arrested by Mqanduli and Provincial Traffic Police within no time after they allegedly hijacked a Toyota bakkie at Mancam locality, in Mqanduli, on Monday, at about 14h00.

"It is alleged that the owner of the bakkie was approached by the pair that demanded his car keys at gunpoint and fled with it," said police spokesperson, Captain Khaya Tonjeni.

"The officers made chase and the suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, but were chased and arrested at Gogozayo locality at about 15h00.

"Two 9mm pistols were seized from them, one pistol with two rounds and another one with one round."

He said that they will be profiled and linked to other crimes and will appear before Mqanduli Magistrate Court on Tuesday facing charges of hijacking, possession of unlicensed firearms and unlawful possession of ammunition.

"I am delighted that police managed to arrest these hijackers immediately after committing crime," said SAPS District Commissioner, Major General Mhlangenqaba Kanuka.

"The confiscation of these two firearms is a relief. This shows our commitment in reducing gun related crimes."

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