Human Rights

Swift recovery of hijacked vehicle and suspect apprehended, Coega

Yesterday the SAPS K9 Unit made a swift vehicle recovery and arrested a suspect after a vehicle hijacking.

The hijacking took place at 16:45 in Mtanezulu Street, NU11, Motherwell when the driver of a white Colt Bakkie was gun pointed and his bakkie hijacked by two suspects.

By 17:30, the SAPS K9 unit tracked down the vehicle deep in bushes opposite Coega Hotel on the R334 close to Coega, after the vehicle tracking device was activated.

At the vehicle police also arrested a 24-year-old suspect. He still had the vehicle keys and remote with him. The suspect was charged for possession of stolen vehicle and will appear before the Motherwell Magistrates Court on Monday 9 April 2018. His involvement with the hijacking is still being investigated.

Source: South African Police Service