Soon after four armed suspects hijacked a Toyota Runx in Lingelethu West, they found themselves in police custody. Vigilant members attached to Kuils River police station reacted on a radio broadcast that the hijacked vehicle was heading for their area late on the night of 18 May 2019.
The area was patrolled and the hijacked vehicle with four male occupants were spotted. Following a high speed pursuit, the suspects collided with two other vehicles and was brought to a halt on the corners of Belhar and Nooiensfontein Roads.
They were found in possession of two unlicensed firearms and were arrested. Once charged, the suspects aged between 19, and 29 will make a court appearance in Blue Downs to face charges of possession of unlicensed firearms and possession of a stolen vehicle.
In an unrelated matter in Steenberg a 22 year old suspect was apprehended in Parkin Court for being in possession of an unlicensed .22 pistol after the Crime Prevention Unit followed up on a tip off from the community. The suspect is due to make a court appearance in Wynberg once he has been charged.
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