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SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER POLICE RECOVER A HIJACKED, HIGH POWERED VEHICLE AND FIREARMS IN ALEXANDRA
2021/08/23      |  Written By:  Captain M Masondo   |   Province:  Gauteng

PARKTOWN - On 20 August 2021, The Police's Crime Intelligence received information that the Mercedes Benz E300 reported to be hijacked is somewhere in Alexandra, Johannesburg.

Police from the Highway Patrol Unit and Johannesburg Crime Intelligence operationalised the information and proceeded to a house in Alexandra. Upon arrival, the police found one suspect in possession of the keys of a Mercedes Benz E300 and an unlicensed firearm. Upon searching the house of the suspect, two more firearms where recovered. The 37-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with possession of a hijacked motor vehicle, unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

In a separate incident, a team comprising of Gauteng Provincial Serious and Violent Crimes Unit, Police's Johannesburg Crime Intelligence Unit, Johannesburg K9, CAP and Fidelity Specialized Services, received information about a white Toyota Etios that has been used in the commission of armed robberies and house robberies in the Parkmore, Linden, Parkhurst, Bedforview and surrounding areas.

The team worked on information the and placed themselves in the vicinity to try and  locate the suspects' vehicle. The said vehicle was spotted and stopped. It was established that the vehicle is fitted with false number plates. Two suspects were arrested and one firearm confiscated. Investigation is underway to establish if the car was not stolen and if the suspects are linked to other serious and violent crimes.