Metro police defeat attempted hijacking in Mitchells Plain

An attempted hijacking suspect was arrested by Metro Police in Mitchells Plain after quick action on Sunday.

According to the City, while driving on Highlands Drive in Mitchells Plain approaching the intersection with Jakes Gerwel Drive, Metro Police officers spotted an older guy attempting to attract their attention by hopping out of his blue Volkswagen Golf hatchback.

He shouted that he had been hijacked and needed assistance as he was beaten over the head.

Officers managed to apprehend the suspect and discovered a firearm in the bag and the 23-year-old was arrested for possession of an unlicensed firearm and attempted hijacking.

“The number of hijackings seem to be on the increase and our officers will prioritise hotspot areas during patrols” said the City's Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith.


Done by: Alungile Njemla


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