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SUSPECTS BUSTED IN POSSESSION OF A HIJACKED VEHICLE AND STOLEN GOODS IN BROWNS FARM: NYANGA
2021/09/16      |  Written By:  Captain NP Sitshitshi   |   Province:  Western Cape

Police busted a 20-year-old suspect in possession of a hijacked vehicle and goods that were inside the vehicle hijacked by the suspect and his two accomplices just after 12:00 today in Lansdowne Road in the Philippi precinct.

Members attached to Athlone were on their way when they spotted the owner of the vehicle who had just been hijacked. Police followed the direction the suspects took and saw the vehicle with three suspects who started shooting at the police. Police retaliated, two suspects fled and one was injured during the process. The 20-year-old of Woodbaai in Browns Farm is currently in hospital.

The suspect is expected to appear in Athlone Magistrates’ Court once charged for the possession of a hijacked vehicle and stolen goods, attempted murder and attack on police.

The members were applauded for their swift response.