Swift police action nets hijackers in Westville

Police were notified and began tracking the stolen vehicle as soon as it was reported stolen. Through the swift action and tremendous efforts of police, the victim’s hijacked vehicle was recovered in the Westville vicinity.

PoliceCato Manor police responded to a report of hijacking after an elderly man and his wife had been hijacked at gunpoint at Palace Place in Bonela.

 

The victim and his wife were out visiting a family member when he was confronted by two men who arrived in an unmarked state vehicle which had been stolen. They threatened them with firearms and forced them out of the vehicle and demanded his wife’s valuables before fleeing in the victim’s Red Polo.

Police were notified and began tracking the stolen vehicle as soon as it was reported stolen. Through the swift action and tremendous efforts of police, the victim’s hijacked vehicle was recovered in the Westville vicinity.

 

The 59-year-old victim said, “My wife and I are traumatised by this ordeal, but we are ever grateful to the police for the recovery as well as their quick and swift response.  The police had fired a shot which led to the perpetrators parking the vehicle off and fleeing on foot. Thereafter, the canine unit was released and managed to apprehend the hijackers.  I am happy that we are all safe.”

The two suspects were arrested and will be charged for hijacking and possession of a suspected stolen vehicle. “We are appealing to residents to be extra careful and take necessary precautions when entering or leaving their residential premises. Always be on the lookout for people lurking at stop streets, robots or intersections under suspicious circumstances.  If anyone follows you for more than 500 metres and you find it suspicious, call the authorities or drive to your nearest police station,” said Cato Manor SAPS communications officer, Cpt Sibiya.

Source:RisingSunOverport