Alleged hijacking duo nabbed in Nyanga

2017-05-25 06:01
Two men were arrested by police less than an hour after a hijacking in Philippi.

Two men were arrested by police less than an hour after a hijacking in Philippi.

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With hijacking continuing being a major headache for Nyanga police the arrest of two suspects came as a relief.

The two were nabbed less than an hour after they hijacked a bakkie delivering beds in Lansdowne Road in Philippi on Monday.

“The vehicle had stopped at traffic lights in the corner of Lansdowne and Eisleben Road when a grey Toyota Avanza just stopped in-front of it. Six men, two armed, came out of the Avanza one pointed the driver with a firearm and the second armed one opened the passenger door,” said Captain Ntomboxolo Sitshitshi.

The two men entered the vehicle and drove away with the vehicle followed by the Avanza.

“The driver was left at the scene unharmed. Police who were on patrol were stopped by community members informing them of the hijacking incident and the direction the vehicles took.

They followed the direction and spotted the vehicle and chased after it. The police blocked the vehicle and the suspect was arrested trying to run away,” she described the incident.

Police then questioned the driver who took them to the address where they dropped the sets of beds.

“When police arrived at the address in Browns Farm they found eighteen sets of beds and arrested a man who was in the residence at the time. The duo appeared in court on charges of hijacking and possession of stolen property,” she said.

Meanwhile another man was arrested on Tuesday after he gun-pointed his ex-wife with a fire arm which was later found to be unlicensed.

“Police received a complaint that someone was being assaulted and when they went to the house the complainant informed them that her ex-husband had pointed her with a firearm. The ex-husband was not in the house at the time and on the way to the station the complainant pointed out the suspect passing with his vehicle. Police stopped and searched him and found him in possession of an unlicensed firearm,” said Sitshitshi.

The suspect is expected to appear in court once charged for the possession of an unlicensed firearm, pointing of firearm and assault.


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