Cops thwart truck hijacking
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.