Pretoria hijack foiled

2011-12-02 09:20

Five men have been arrested after a hijacking was foiled in Garsfontein in Pretoria East.

They tried to hijack a Land Rover and police were alerted yesterday afternoon, Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

When police arrived, a shoot-out ensued and the group tried to escape in a van.

Police gave chase and the five men abandoned their getaway vehicle and fled into a nearby veld.

With help from a helicopter police cornered all five men, aged between 30 and 45.

“Two of them sustained injuries and were taken to hospital.”

The five were charged with attempted hijacking and would appear in court soon.

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