Media Statement from Western Cape Media Centre
Corporate Communication and Liaison
South African Police Service
The vigilance and swift response by SAPS members resulted in the arrest of four suspects on a charge of hijacking and the possession of an unlicensed firearm. Last night at around 18:00, members of the Provincial Intervention Unit spotted a Kia LDV in Siyahlala Informal Settlement and approached the vehicle. Four suspects fled the scene in a Toyota Avanza and after a brief pursuit, they were apprehended. It was established that the Kia was hijacked in Philippi at around 17:20 the same evening. A search of the Avanza led to the discovery of an unlicensed 9mm firearm. The suspects, aged between 18 and 20 are due to make a court appearance on Monday in Athlone.
Enquiries: Lt Col Andre Traut: 076 481 5676
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