Hijacking syndicate cracked, three arrested, Estcourt

South African Police Service

Hijacking syndicate cracked, three arrested, Estcourt
Hijacking syndicate cracked, three arrested, Estcourt

In the early hours of 15 August 2018, swift response by Estcourt police led to the arrest of three suspects aged between 24 and 39 and the recovery of three vehicles in the Estcourt policing precinct.

On 14 August 2018 at 23:30, a truck driver was driving along the N3 freeway in the Colenso policing precinct transporting eight vehicles when he was allegedly hijacked by unknown armed suspects traveling in a VW Polo. They allegedly removed four vehicles at gunpoint and sped off.

A case of hijacking was opened at Colenso police station and assigned to the Ladysmith Vehicle Identification Unit for investigation.

Three vehicles including the suspects’ vehicle were recovered and two of the four stolen vehicles are still sought.

The suspects will appear in the Colenso Magistrates Court.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service