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Hijackers fake accident and flee with Kwamagxaki woman's Etios

Oct 12, 2018
Hijackers fake accident and flee with Kwamagxaki woman's Etios

Speedy response by Port Elizabeth police resulted in four hijacking suspects being arrested minutes after the incident in Kwamagxaki on Thursday.

"This resulted after a black and red Toyota Etios was hijacked by four men driving a silver grey GWM Geely H5 vehicle. The 19-year-old driver of the Etios stopped at 10:30 at a traffic intersection at the corner of Chelsey Road and Ralo Street, Kwamagxaki," added police spokesperson, Captain Andre Beetge.

"Her vehicle was bumped from behind by the vehicle of the suspects. When she exited her vehicle and attempted to phone relatives to inform them of the accident, she was overpowered by the suspects. They took her phone by force and left with her vehicle."

Toyota Etios found abandoned 

At about 11:00, members of the Bethelsdorp SAPS found the Etios abandoned in Ferreira's Grounds, Kleinskool.

"SAPS Flying Squad members, who were close by also spotted the suspects' vehicle being driven in Main Road, Kleinskool. After a short car chase, the vehicle was forced off the road and the four suspects arrested," Capt Beetge said.

Both vehicles were impounded for forensic analysis.

The suspects will be appearing before the Port Elizabeth New Law Courts on Monday to face charges of vehicle hijacking.

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