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Police in Gqeberha arrest hijacking suspects in Summerstrand


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

GQEBERHA - Three alleged hijacking suspects were swiftly arrested by police members soon after a vehicle was hijacked in Settlers Park in Central yesterday, 23 October 2023.

It is alleged that at about 07:50, the 22-year-old complainant had just parked his vehicle in How Avenue when he was approached by three males and a female. He was pointed with a firearm and the keys to his grey Hyandai Atos was taken. The suspects got into the vehicle and drove off.

At about 08:30, SAPS Humewood members spotted the vehicle in Marine Drive in Summerstrand. A chase ensued and the suspects jumped out of the vehicle and fled into bushes. With the assistance of SAPS Walmer and Mount Road, three suspects (2 males and a female) were arrested.

The suspects, aged between 30-40 years old were detained on a charge of vehicle hijacking.

They are expected to appear in court soon.


Colonel Priscilla Naidu
071 362 8726