‘Thief’ caught

2015-05-05 06:00

A 28-year-old man was arrested after a carjacking in Hanover Park on Thursday 19 March.

At 05:30 a case of carjacking was reported at Philippi Police Station, says police spokesperson Lieutenant Lance Goliath.

“The owner of a Toyota bakkie reported that he was on his way to fetch a colleague in Athberg Walk when he was approached by six men. Two of the men were armed with guns and pointed them at him and forced him to hand over the keys of his bakkie,” he says.

The men got into the bakkie and drove off. Following the complaint, two officers attended to the complainant looking for the vehicle.

“While scanning the area for the bakkie the members received information and proceeded to Athen Walk where they found a 28-year-old man with the bakkie,” Goliath says.

The man was arrested and faces charges of carjacking.

The case is under investigation and more arrests are expected to be made.

The suspect will soon appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court

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