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Cape Town police nab four hijacking suspects

CAPE TOWN, October 4 – Cape Town police have arrested four suspects allegedly linked to six hijacking cases in Nyanga, Gugulethu and Bishop Lavis.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said the Provincial Hijacking Unit and the Nyanga Cluster Tracing Team tracked down the men in Gugulethu in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The suspects, aged between 27 and 30, allegedly targeted delivery trucks and private vehicles in August and September.

“In one of the cases they hijacked a bakkie full with vegetable stock, furniture delivery trucks and private vehicles in the Browns Farm area. During the operation the team seized a toy gun, a wardrobe and a double bed in possession of the suspects”, Traut said.

One of the suspects will appear in the Bishop Lavis Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, while the other three will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on charges of hijacking.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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