2 caught stripping hijacked car

2013-08-27 16:54
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Johannesburg - Two men have been arrested while stripping a car they allegedly hijacked in Motherwell in the Eastern Cape, police said on Tuesday.

The car was hijacked in Maku Street, NU5, on Monday, said police spokesperson Andre Beetge.

"The vehicle was used as a taxi at the time when the two males hijacked the vehicle from the complainant at gun point."

Police found the hijacked car around 17:30 in an open field in NU29, Motherwell, where it was being stripped by two men.

"One of them pointed a firearm at the police who then fired a warning shot," said Beetge.

"The suspects were arrested and a .38 special revolver and ammunition were confiscated."

Police also found the cellphone of the hijacked driver and a CD radio that was taken out of the car.

The two men would appear in the Motherwell Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

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