Cops stop 6 would-be hijackers

2012-11-27 07:13
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Johannesburg - Six men were arrested when police foiled a truck hijacking on the R25 in Olifantsfontein, south of Pretoria, on Monday morning, Gauteng police said.

Police, acting on a tip-off, spotted two men wearing reflector jackets trying to force the courier truck to pull over, Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

When police cornered the men, one pulled out a firearm and shot at the officers.

"Police returned fire, wounding him in the buttocks. He was taken to hospital for medical attention and is under police guard."

A 9mm firearm and three vehicles, an Isuzu and a VW Golf and Polo, were confiscated.

The six men would appear in court soon on charges of attempted armed robbery, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm, and impersonating police officers.

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