Mercedes Benz hijackers caught at car wash

2016-06-14 21:57
Mercedes Benz hijackers caught at carwash (Supplied)

Mercedes Benz hijackers caught at carwash (Supplied)

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Johannesburg - Police staked out a car wash in Soweto and arrested two men who had hijacked five Mercedes Benz vehicles, an official said on Monday.

"The police staked out the car wash for hours until around 22:00, [when] two suspects went into the hijacked white C-Class sedan," said Ekurhuleni metro police spokesperson Wilfred Kgasago.

"The pair was arrested and they led the police to the second [car]."

Two of the five cars that were recovered, included a Mercedes A250, estimated to be worth R500 000 new, and a C class sedan, estimated to be worth R400 000. 

"The two men further stated that the total of the Mercs hijacked were five and their clients were in Soweto and Kathlehong."

The three other cars - all of which were latest Mercedes Benz models their class - have still not been recovered.

The pair appeared in court on Friday.

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