Gqeberha K9 Unit arrest hijacking suspect

GQEBERHA – Shortly after a complaint of vehicle hijacking was reported to police, Gqeberha K9 Unit members arrested a suspect and recovered the vehicle in Ikamvelihle on Friday evening, 17 June 2022.

It is alleged that at about 19:50 on the mentioned date, the complainant exited a house in Indwe Street in Ikamvelihle and while walking to his vehicle he saw 3 unknown males knocking at the house next door. As he got into his vehicle, the same men pointed him with firearms and forced him out of the vehicle. They drove off in his white Nissan Micra.

Immediately the K9 members responded to the complaint and not long later, the vehicle was spotted in Ngxangxosi Street in NU3 in Ikamvelihle. The vehicle was stopped, searched and one male, aged 33 years, was arrested for vehicle hijacking. The suspect was alone in the vehicle.

He is expected to appear in the Motherwell magistrate court on Monday, 20 June 2022.

Source: South African Police Service

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