Hijacked vehicle linked to spate of armed robberies, Marianhill

South African Police Service

Hijacked vehicle linked to spate of armed robberies, Marianhill
Hijacked vehicle linked to spate of armed robberies, Marianhill. Photo: SAPS

On 27 August 2019, police officers from Marianhill SAPS were conducting crime prevention operations when they received intelligence with regards to illegal firearms in their policing precinct. The officers proceeded to Mphola where they spotted a vehicle fitting the description provided to them.

The vehicle was searched and three unlicensed firearms and ammunition were seized from the driver. His vehicle was examined and police discovered that the vehicle was hijacked in the Marianhill policing precinct earlier this month.

Further investigations revealed that the same vehicle was allegedly utilised during a number of robberies in Pinetown and surrounding areas. The arrested suspect is being profiled to establish his involvement in other crimes within the province.

The suspect (34) has appeared at the Pinetown Magistrates Court today for being in possession of a suspected stolen vehicle as well as for being in illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service