Saturday, December 13, 2008

One suspect arrested following hijacking in Soneike, Kuilsriver

By Cindy Witten
13 December 2008


On Thursday night a Soneike resident was held up at gunpoint in her drive way by armed men. The men demanded her vehicle before speeding off. The victim was not injured during the incident. However, the vehicle was spotted by police members early on Friday morning driving towards the Blackheath Industrial area.

Police followed the vehicle that turned around and drove towards Mfuleni on the Hindle Road. Mfuleni, Kleinvlei and the Flying Squad police gave chase. The suspects fired several shots towards the police members and their vehicles and police returned fire. Police believe there were at least five suspects who then ran off in all directions with police following them.

SAPS Captain Anneke van der Vyver says that one of the hijackers has been arrested but investigations into the hijacking are still underway.
“One of the suspects was arrested from where he was hiding in the rest room of a nearby fuel station on Hindle Road. Police noticed that the suspect had been injured. It is believed that he sustained a gun shot wound to the leg during the shoot out,” said van der Vyfer.

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