Alleged hijacker shot dead by guards

2015-04-09 14:36

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Johannesburg - An alleged hijacker was shot dead by private security guards in Alberton on Thursday, Gauteng police said. 

Lieutenant Kay Makhubela said the guards spotted the man getting out of a car and allegedly hijacking a delivery vehicle after the driver had dropped off a package.

The alleged hijacker then sped off with the vehicle and the driver, while the other vehicle followed. 

The guards followed the vehicles and in the ensuing chase, the man crashed the delivery vehicle into a wall at a nearby school. The vehicle with his alleged accomplices drove away. 

Makhubela said the man got out of the delivery vehicle, tried to grab some of the packages and was climbing a fence into a nearby yard when he was shot dead. 

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