Help sought in Free State hijacking case

2013-10-31 22:23
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Welkom police appealed to the public on Thursday for information that could lead to the arrests of four men wanted in connection with a hijacking and robbery.

"Police are pleading with the community to help with information so that the perpetrators can be brought to book," police spokesperson Stephen Thakeng said in a statement.

The robbery happened in February in Hennenman, near Welkom, in the Free State.

The four hijacked a businessman and took his cellphone before fleeing.

Police chased the men, but they escaped after a shoot out.

Thakeng said the police had struggled to establish the men's whereabouts since the crime.

"So far, we don't have a lead on their whereabouts, which is why we are appealing to members of the public to assist us in finding the suspects," he said.

Those with information were urged to contact the Welkom police.

Read more on:    police  |  bloemfontein

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.