Hijacker mental patient held

2013-08-09 19:28
(File, supplied)

(File, supplied)

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

Johannesburg - An escaped mental patient has been arrested in connection with a hijacking in Mahikeng, North West police said on Friday.

"He hijacked a 66-year-old victim on 8 August at about 10.30 in the morning at a car wash next to Mahikeng Provincial Hospital," Captain Pelonomi Makau said. Community members who saw the incident helped the woman to chase the man.

"The suspect was later found involved in a car accident with another vehicle in Mahikeng town," said Makau.

The man was arrested at the scene. It was then established that he was a patient at the hospital.

Makau said the man escaped from the hospital. He had put on his clothes on top of the hospital clothing.

"The ambulance was called and the suspect was transported back to the hospital for treatment where he is still under police guard," said Makau.

A case of hijacking and reckless and negligent driving has been opened.

Read more on:    mahikeng  |  health

Join the conversation!

24.com 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.

24.com 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 24.com 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.