Cops thwart truck hi­jack­ing

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AN AL­LEGED hi­jacker was shot and wounded in Chi­awelo, Soweto, yes­ter­day, po­lice said. The 21-year-old and another two men al­legedly hi­jacked the truck, War­rant Of­fi­cer Kay Makhubela said. The crime was re­ported to the po­lice, and mem­bers of the fly­ing squad spot­ted the truck. When the sus­pects saw they were be­ing fol­lowed, they aban­doned the truck and tried to flee. Po­lice fired shots and wounded the 21-year-old in the thigh. He was taken to hos­pi­tal and is un­der po­lice guard. One of the other sus­pects, aged 30, was ar­rested and would ap­pear in the Protea Mag­is­trate’s Court soon, Makhubela said. The third es­caped. The truck and a firearm were re­cov­ered.

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