Cops get car thieves on day of hijacking

2017-05-09 06:00
This stolen car was abandoned during a high-speed car chase.

This stolen car was abandoned during a high-speed car chase.

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Vigilant officers of the Mitchell’s Plain and Lentegeur police stations who were on patrol on Friday 21 April at 11:35 arrested three men.

The men, aged between 23 and 34 years, were driving a suspicious silver Ford Fiesta when it was noticed by police, who decided to stop and search it.

The driver refused to stop and drove off.

A high-speed chase through the streets of Mitchell’s Plain ensued and Lentegeur officers got involved.

In Melkbos Street the men stopped the car and fled on foot.

The police chased and caught them.

The car was found to have been hijacked in Somerset West earlier that day.

The men were detained on charges of possession of a hijacked car.

In an unrelated incident, on the same day at 23:00 Mitchell’s Plain police officers responded to a business robbery in 7th Avenue, Town Centre.

Two robbers entered the business armed with a knife and an iron pipe.

They made off with two laptops, an undisclosed amount of cash, a cellphone and a Quantam microbus.

Police patrolling in the area spotted the vehicle and arrested two men, aged 24 and 37, on charges of business robbery.

The stolen property and the car were recovered.

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