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Toyota Quantum recovered few hours after hijacking in Mqanduli

Jan 2, 2020
Toyota Quantum recovered few hours after hijacking in Mqanduli

Mqanduli - A Toyota Quantum that was reported as hijacked at the N2 road near the Ultra City on New Year's Day, at about 04h00, was recovered abandoned at Gogozayo locality in Mqanduli, at about 06h00.

"It is alleged that two unknown men, one armed with a pistol hijacked the combi from the driver at gunpoint and afterwards fled," said police spokesperson, Captain Dineo Koena.

"Flying Squad members made chase and the suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled to the nearby bushes. Police are combing the bushes in an effort to arrest them."

On the other hand, a 53-year-old man has been arrested during Vehicle Check Point after he was found in possession of a 9mm Star pistol with 08 rounds of ammunition on the R61 road near Police Camp on Tuesday, at about 19h00.

"Meanwhile, in an effort to curb attempted murders, murders and robberies, stop and searches were conducted during Festive Season Operations around the District and 20 knives were confiscated and 604 × sticks of fireworks were seized."

Lastly, a 25-year-old man was arrested after the stabbing and killing of a 35-year-old man at Mafadobe locality in Flagstaff on Tuesday, at about 23h30.

"It is alleged that the two had an old fight that continued last evening. The suspect was immediately identified and arrested. The arrested will appear before the Magistrate's Court soon," said Captain Koena.

"The District SAPS Commissioner, Major General David Kanuka, lauded his members for the job well done."

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