Third man held for Roodepoort hijacking

2014-05-16 08:37
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - The third of four men who allegedly hijacked a car in Roodepoort last weekend was arrested in Doornkop, Soweto, early Friday morning, Gauteng police said.

"As we had appealed to the community about the [two] remaining suspects, this [Friday] morning we got information of one of the suspects being in Doornkop where we arrested him," said Warrant Officer Kay Makhubela.

"He is 27-years-old and is going to face charges of attempted murder and hijacking."

The man, with three others, allegedly hijacked a car in Roodepoort on Saturday night. The car, with the men inside, was spotted by police in Zola, Soweto that same evening.

When police tried to stop the car, a shootout ensued with two of the men killed, and the two others fleeing the scene.

Makhubela said following the man's arrest, one of the hijackers was still at large.

The man was expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Monday.
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