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Suspected hijackers expected in Port Elizabeth court

JANUARY 18, 2016
Suspected hijackers expected in Port Elizabeth court

Two suspected Port Elizabeth robbers, who were  arrested early on  Friday morning, after an alert and observant off duty policeman informed radio control of a suspicious vehicle parked at the Medi-Cross in Linton Grange, are expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court on Monday.

The white Opel Corsa bakkie, they were in turned out to be a stolen vehicle and is suspected to have been involved in a BAT robbery at Sgt Pepper about two weeks ago. 

"Kabega Park police members responded to the alert and proceeded to Medi-Cross but they spotted the vehicle driving away," the police said.

"The vehicle headed towards the Westering area. Kabega Park police was assisted by neighbouring stations and units."

Police swammed the area and three suspects were spotted in Diggery Road running through the dense bush.

"Police proceeded to Miranda road, where they spotted the abandoned Opel Corsa bakkie.

"Investigations revealed that the registration number of the bakkie and the licence disc did not correspond. It was further established that the vehicle was hijacked in Kwazakele in November 2015," the police said.

"Two suspects, aged 32 and 36 years old, was arrested by Mount Road and Kabega police officers.

A third suspect is still at large.

"Police will also determine if these suspects could be linked to other crimes within the Port Elizabeth area."