To further enhance response times and to assist the members at stations with additional capacity, the Operational Response Services like the Flying Squad are making sure that criminals do not have the upper hand in our communities.
It is alleged that on Saturday, 14 September 2019 at about 01:50, the complainant, aged 45 years old was on his way home when he was stopped in Ross Gradwell Street in Uitenhage and hijacked of his VW Jetta 6 at knife point by 5 unknown males and a female. They took his R100-00 cash and his vehicle. He managed to flee and seek help.
At about 07:15, the same day, PE Flying Squad members (W/O Severiano Blundin and Const Eugene Abrahams) acted on information received about a vehicle that was hijacked in the Uitenhage area and was on its way to Port Elizabeth to be sold.
The vehicle, a VW Jetta 6 was spotted with no registration plates at the corners of Stanford and Kempston Roads. When the suspects spotted the police vehicle, they tried to speed away but drove into dead end in Kempston Road. The 5 occupants alighted and started running. The members managed to tactically apprehend 4 of them while 1 managed to flee.
The suspects aged between 16 and 19 years old were detained for hijacking and are expected to appear in the Uitenhage magistrates’ court on Monday, 16 September 2019. The vehicle was impounded for further investigation.
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