Pinetown hijackers crash into Umlazi house

a Norinco pistol with seven rounds of ammunition was recovered from the suspect.

ONE of the three hijackers who robbed a couple in Pinetown yesterday was arrested.

According to Pinetown SAPS communications officer, Capt Bongumusa Manqele, it is alleged the 34 year old victim and his fiancée were offloading groceries from their car in Beviss Road in Pinetown when they were accosted by three armed men.

“The men demanded car keys from the victims at gun point,” said Manqele.

The victims were also robbed of cell phones and cash before the suspects drove off in a white VW Polo which belonged to the couple.

A case of hijacking was opened at Pinetown police station for investigation.

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Manqele said the hijacked car was spotted by police in Umlazi and a car chase ensued.

“The hijackers crashed  the car into a house at P section Umlazi and one suspect was arrested. A Norinco pistol with seven rounds of ammunition was also recovered from the suspect.

“The firearm will be sent for ballistics tests to determine whether it was used in the commission of other crimes in the province ,” added Manqele.

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The suspect will be charged for carjacking and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition and is expected to appear in the Pinetown Magistrate’s court soon.



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