Four ‘hijackers’ arrested

2015-06-02 06:00

Four men have been arrested for possession of stolen goods and hijacking.

The Mitchell’s Plain police arrested the men, aged between 32 and 58 years, for presumed stolen property and hijacking at a home in St Helena Street, Portlands on Thursday last week at 11:30.

“Early that morning the officers received information about four suspicious-looking men in a green Golf that was involved in a hijacking in the area,” says police spokesperson Sergeant Jerome Voegt.

“The police, together with community structures, managed to arrest the four men. The driver of the vehicle was arrested on an outstanding warrant of arrest in a Wellington domestic violence case. It is further believed that another suspect was linked to a previous theft case registered at the Mitchelland#039;s Plain police station.”

During the search of the car the officers found a tablet that is presumed to be stolen property.

The four men were arrested on charges of carjacking, stolen property, domestic violence and theft.

The suspects were due to appear in the Mitchell’s Plain Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The Mitchell’s Plain cluster police management says they are grateful to the community structures who joined the police in combating crime.

“Further, we urge the community to remain vigilant and to contact their respective sector commanders with information. For those who have not yet joined our structures, we urge them to join us by becoming part of their respective street committees,” says Voegt

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