Suspected hijackers held after car chase

2012-12-12 07:27
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Johannesburg - Two men were arrested for possession of a suspected stolen vehicle after a car chase near Tembisa on Tuesday, Gauteng police said.

A police reservist who was on his way home noticed a car travelling at high speed and followed it, Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

He called for backup from the flying squad.

"The suspects noticed police on the Tembisa/Kempton Park ramp. The suspects jumped out of their vehicle and fled into the nearby cornfields," she said.

The two men were arrested, and a firearm was found in their possession.

Police later established that the Audi they were travelling in was reported as used in a hijacking in Doornkloof.

The pair will appear in court soon on charges of possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition, as well as possession of a suspected stolen motor vehicle.

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