‘Taxi-jacking’ suspect to appear in court

2016-08-23 06:00

A 21-YEAR-OLD suspect is to appear in court on alleged hijacking charges.
It is believed a 24-year-old victim was driving a Toyota Quantum taxi along Glenugie Road in Pinetown and when he stopped at a traffic sign, three armed suspects jumped into the taxi and the victim was forced to drive to KwaDabeka.
There they allegedly told him to return to Pinetown.
On the way to Pinetown, the victim was forced out of the vehicle and shots were fired, allegedly by the suspects. No one was injured.
The vehicle was fitted with tracking device and was tracked to KwaDabeka sub-area and when suspects realised they were being followed by police, they abandoned the vehicle.
One suspect was apprehended. Police recovered a toy gun and a knife from the suspect.
- Supplied.

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