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Woman among hijacking suspects arrested after PE police car chase

Nov 13, 2017
Woman among hijacking suspects arrested after PE police car chase

Efforts by Port Elizabeth police to keep residents and visitors safe this festive season, yielded results after three suspects were arrested after an early Monday morning high-speed police car chase in Perseverance, Port Elizabeth.

According to police information, a Flying Squad vehicle, which was patrolling on the M19 at around 3:15am, spotted a hijacked vehicle and attempted to pull it over.

"A firearm was pointed at police by one of the suspects and a high-speed car chase ensued," police said.

"The white VW Jetta, that was hijacked in Kwanobuhle on 9 November 2017, speeded on the M19 with SAPS Flying Squad in pursuit.

"It turned off into Perseverance area where a Swartkops SAPS patrol vehicle joined as backup. The vehicle was finally cornered and three suspects arrested."

A Norinco look alike gas firearm was found and confiscated together with the hijacked vehicle.

"The three suspects, two males aged 27 and 32, as well as a 21-year-old female, will be appearing in the Motherwell Magistrate's Court on Tuesday facing charges of illegal possession of firearm as well as possession of the hijacked vehicle.

Motherwell Cluster Commander, Major General Dawie Rabie said; "The suspects' involvement with the hijacking of the vehicle and possible other crimes are being investigated and the suspects will be charged and taken to court for those when positively linked."

He added: "Criminals using firearms should be aware that the SAPS will use all resources needed to arrest and bring them to book."