Sus­pected hi­jack­ers nabbed by KZN po­lice

The Independent on Saturday - - METRO -

PO­LICE nabbed six sus­pected hi­jack­ers in two sep­a­rate in­ci­dents yes­ter­day.

In the first in­ci­dent, Mar­i­annhill po­lice ar­rested three sus­pects aged be­tween 20 and 35, re­cov­ered a hi­jacked ve­hi­cle and three firearms with am­mu­ni­tion. The sus­pects will ap­pear at the Pine­town Mag­is­trate’s Court on Mon­day.

KZN SAPS spokesper­son Cap­tain Nqo­bile Gwala said of­fi­cers had re­ceived a re­port of a ve­hi­cle that was hi­jacked in Wel­badacht on Thurs­day. She said the men could also be linked to a house rob­bery that oc­curred at Thorn­wood, in Mar­i­annhill, a few weeks ago, where the vic­tim was robbed of his be­long­ings – in­clud­ing a firearm.

In the sec­ond case, provin­cial task team mem­bers ar­rested sus­pects who were found with a num­ber of car keys sus­pected to be from hi­jacked ve­hi­cles.

“Sus­pects were also in pos­ses­sion of a VW Polo that was hi­jacked in New­lands West in June 2018.

“At that time, the track­ing com­pany lo­cated it in KwaMashu K sec­tion.

“Im­me­di­ately af­ter spot­ting the track­ing com­pany ve­hi­cle, the sus­pects fired mul­ti­ple gun­shots. The vic­tim had fled to the po­lice sta­tion, seek­ing as­sis­tance.

“They (the sus­pects) will be charged for pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty, car­jack­ing and will also be linked to an at­tempted mur­der,” said Gwala. | ARTHI GOPI

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