Hijack victim rescued after shoot-out with metro cops

2016-09-11 09:32


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Johannesburg - A man was successfully rescued by Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers after he was hijacked and kidnapped in Lenasia, officials said on Saturday.

JMPD officers spotted a suspicious silver Mercedes Benz along the K43, Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said.

The suspect opened fire on the officers and sped off when they tried to stop him.

Minnaar said officers managed to bring the vehicle to a standstill in Soweto, after they punctured the rear tyres with bullets.

A 67-year-old man was found tied up in the vehicle.

The incident happened on Friday evening.

One suspect was arrested and would appear in the Lenasia Magistrate's Court on Monday.

He would face charges of hijacking, attempted murder and kidnapping.

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