Suspected hijacker dies after crashing stolen vehicle

2016-02-03 18:29
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Johannesburg - A suspected hijacker who stole a vehicle from a security guard in La Rochelle was killed when he was involved in an accident early on Monday morning.

The man, believed to be one of seven gang members who stole the vehicle from the security officer, died at the scene.

According to Gauteng police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, the other six suspects were still at large and a manhunt was under way.

"A guard who was patrolling in the La Rochelle area was allegedly confronted by a group of seven suspects who pointed a firearm at him."

The security guard was then robbed of his firearm and a bulletproof vest after the men tied him up and left him on the side of the road, before driving away in his patrol vehicle.

Police were informed of the accident in which one of the suspects was found dead. He had not yet been identified.

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