3 arrested for hijacking taxi

2013-01-22 21:07

Johannesburg - Three men have been arrested for hijacking a taxi on Tuesday in Parkweg, Bloemfontein, Free State police said.

Captain Chaka Marope said the three allegedly hijacked a taxi on Monday.

"It is alleged that on Monday, at approximately 01:55, a 26-year-old taxi driver was transporting three unknown men to Langehoven Park.

When approaching the filling station, one of the suspects requested him to stop at the garage to buy cigarettes."

After he had stopped at the garage, two others who remained behind in the taxi held the driver at knife-point demanding his vehicle keys.

"One of the suspects allegedly grabbed the vehicle keys from the driver, threw him outside and drove away with the vehicle."

Police on patrol in the vicinity were alerted.

"After obtaining the description of the vehicle, they followed up information which led them to a block of flats in Fairview Street where they pounced on the suspects who were still sitting inside the vehicle in the parking area."

The three, aged between 22 and 35, were expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Wednesday to face charges of vehicle hijacking.

Read more on:    bloemfontein

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Millions of plastic particles in our food!

Scientists and researchers believe that almost five million tons of plastic is dumped in the oceans every year and it’s affecting our food.



Plastic on your plate
Prince George the green prince?
Lean, green, drifiting machine
One man's $1 million vision for an eco Africa

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts

Trying to keep time for your social commitments and friendships as well as taking care of work and health obligations can be a...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.