Two suspects have been arrested following a hijacking in KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape.
A collaborative effort between the Road Flying Squad and the Port Elizabeth 10111 call centre led to the arrests of the suspects, who are between the ages of 23 and 28, Captain Sandra Janse van Rensburg said.
The Mount Road sector manager had received information about a suspicious vehicle driving around Newton Park on Thursday morning. This information was given to a Mount Road police flying squad vehicle on patrol.
“The two flying squad members were still patrolling when they noticed a silver Polo with two occupants at the corner of 4th Avenue and Cape Road, Newton Park, fitting the description of the vehicle that was reported as ‘suspicious’,” said Janse Van Rensburg.
“The members verified the registration on radio control and discovered that the number plates were false. They instructed the vehicle to pull over in order to investigate. When they verified the registration number on the license disk, the vehicle was positively linked to a vehicle that was reported as hijacked from KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage.”
The two suspects were arrested and charged with possession of a suspected hijacked vehicle and theft. They will appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. The confiscated vehicle will be returned to its lawful owner.
Mount Road cluster commander Major General Daniel Rabie commended the two officers for the arrest. “We have pledged to clamp down on crime and protect the public, including their property, and this success is an indication that our members have heeded the call,” said Rabie.
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