Klerksdorp hijacking: Man shot and killed for his vehicle

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Klerksdorp hijacking: Man shot and killed for his vehicle
Klerksdorp hijacking: Man shot and killed for his vehicle

Gauteng police arrested two suspects and recovered an Opel Vivaro that was hijacked in Klerksdorp, North West Province, early on 14 April 2019. The victim was allegedly shot and killed by the suspects during the hijacking. Police also recovered an unlicensed firearm believed to have been used during the commission of the crime.

Members of Sedibeng Flying Squad received information of a white Opel Vivaro that was hijacked in North West and spotted the car in Bophelong, Vanderbijlpark. Police intercepted the car, upon searching the suspect police found an unlicensed firearm and ammunition in their possession.

The suspects were immediately arrested for possession of suspected hijacked vehicle as well as possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. Police continued with the search at the premises and recovered yet another suspected stolen motor vehicle, a Ford Laser that was reported stolen in Vanderbijlpark.

A manhunt has been launched for more suspects.

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