Hijacker arrested at accident scene

2018-03-22 06:00

POLICE officials on patrol in Despatch acted swiftly upon receiving information about an accident and arrested a 22-year-old male at the scene for being in possession of a suspected hijacked motor vehicle.

The incident happened last Sunday at 18:40 after a grey VW Polo went through a fence and into a house in Tobile Busakwe Street, Khayamnandi.

As police officials arrived on the scene, information was circulated by the 10111 Centre of the same brand and colour vehicle involved in the accident, being hijacked earlier in Gwali Street, Kwa- Nobuhle.

“Police investigations revealed that the vehicle was indeed the hijacked vehicle and arrested the 22-year-old male driver on the scene.

The vehicle was handed in at the Uitenhage Vehicle Crime Identification Unit for further investigations,” said police spokesperson Captain Gerda Swart.

The 22-year-old suspect appeared in the Uitenhage Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday on charges ranging from possession of suspected stolen property and reckless and negligent driving.

“Fortunately no one was injured during the accident,” said Captain Swart.

-HEILIE COMBRINCK

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