Carjackers caught

2017-04-04 06:02

Two men have been arrested on several charges including carjacking.

On Saturday 1 April at 16:07 Lentegeur police officers spotted a white Toyota corolla on the corners of Govan Mbeki and Swartklip roads, Mandalay which was reported in a hijacking case in Hermes Way, Mandalay, minutes earlier.

When the occupants of the vehicle spotted the marked police van they jumped out and fled the scene.

Officers pursued and managed to arrest the two men.

On searching the white Toyota corolla, officers found a replica firearm, three cellphones and four halves and five quarters of mandrax tablets wrapped in foil.

Both suspects aged 23 are from Khayelitsha and were arrested on charges of car jacking, robbery and possession of drugs.

According to the complainant the two men approached her with a firearm at 16:05 and forced her out of the car before driving off.


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