Suspects hit by car following attempted hijacking, robberies in Cape Town

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Two suspects are under police guard in hospital after being hit following an attempted hijacking.
Two suspects are under police guard in hospital after being hit following an attempted hijacking.
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Two suspects are under police guard in a Cape Town hospital after they were hit by a car following a string of crimes in St James on Friday morning.

Traffic was backed up in the seaside suburb, with City of Cape Town traffic spokesperson Maxine Bezuidenhout confirming that an attempted hijacking had resulted in the suspects being hit.

Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said crime scene experts were still busy on the scene combing the area for clues after cases of house robbery, armed robbery and two attempted hijackings occurred at about 11:00.

READ | Police arrest two suspected members of Gauteng hijacking syndicate

"Two suspects in their 30s were arrested on the charges and were taken to a nearby hospital under police guard for medical treatment," he said.

Bezuidenhout added there were road closures in place at Main and Atlantic roads and Main and Clairvaux roads.

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