Hijacker arrested after high speed chase, vehicle ends up on its roof, PE

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Hijacker arrested after high speed chase, vehicle ends up on its roof, PE
Hijacker arrested after high speed chase, vehicle ends up on its roof, PE

PE K9 unit assisted by SAPS Mount Road members arrested a 27-year-old man soon after a vehicle was hijacked in Kwazakele on the night of 22 August 2020.

It is alleged that at about 23:42, the complainant was driving his silver VW Polo in Kwazakele when he was bumped from behind by another vehicle. When he stopped, he was pulled out of the vehicle and his vehicle taken.

The partial registration number of the vehicle was circulated and soon after, PE K9 members spotted the vehicle in central. The driver was allegedly speeding through the streets and after back up arrived, a high speed chase ensued on the M4 freeway. SAPS Mount Road members succeeded in blocking off the road at the corners of old Grahamstown and Ferguson Roads. The driver lost control and swerved off an embankment causing the vehicle to land on its roof.

The driver was arrested for possession of suspected hijacked vehicle and reckless and/or negligent driving. Additional charges linking him to the hijacking may be added as the investigation unfolds. He is expected to appear in court soon.

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