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SUSPECT NABBED FOR THE POSSESSION OF A HIJACKED VEHICLE IN BROWNS FARM, PHILIPPPI: NYANGA
2020/09/08      |  Written By:  Captain S Sitshitshi   |   Province:  Western Cape

Yesterday Nyanga police apprehended a 28-year-old suspect whilst busy trying to remove a battery from a vehicle which was hijacked earlier in Browns Farm, Philippi.

The Toyota Quantum company was hijacked by three suspects while on their way to a shopping centre in Monwood Drive. The complainant alleges he was driving with colleagues  when a vehicle blocked their way and were approached by three suspects, one armed demanding the driver to get out of the vehicle. The driver fought with the suspects and during the process was stabbed by one of the suspects.

The suspects drove away with the vehicle and took six cell phones, cash, bags, nine smart phones and 30 sim cards.

Shortly after the incident police who were busy with crime prevention duties in another area responded to the incident and spotted the vehicle in Mbovane Street. Police busted a suspect inside the vehicle busy trying to remove a battery of the vehicle. He was found in possession of a spanner and a dangerous weapon.

The 28-year-old suspect is due to appear in Athlone Magistrates' Court for the possession of a hijacked vehicle and a dangerous weapon.

The station management would like to reiterate that drivers must at all times be vigilant when entering Browns Farm(Philippi) area in order to prevent hijackings.

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The Toyota Quantum company was hijacked by three suspects
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The Toyota Quantum company was hijacked by three suspects