Wanted hijacking suspect arrested in Mobeni Heights

The apprehended suspect.

The eThekwini Inner South Cluster Intelligence Driven Operation, together with Metro Specialised Project Unit (SPU), successfully nabbed a wanted hijacking suspect in Mobeni Heights, on Saturday.

Police officers reacted swiftly and nabbed the notorious 33-year-old suspect at the Joe Slovo Informal Settlement while he was attempting to remove the tracking device off a Toyota Fortuner, which was hijacked in Berea.

Communications officer of the eThekwini Inner South Cluster, Priya Nunkumar, said the suspect was caught with the tracking device in his hand when he was arrested.

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The house break-in implements which were found on the suspect.

“He was also found in possession of numerous house break-in implements and was charged for Section 36 and for being in possession of house break-in implements,” she said.

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The suspect was also linked to numerous hijackings within the Chatsworth area, as well as in the eThekwini area. Commander of the eThekwini Inner South Cluster, Maj Gen Nunkumar, commended police officers for their excellent work in apprehending the wanted suspect.

“We will be working around the clock to link the suspect to all other hijacking cases within the eThekwini Inner South area,” he said.

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Yoshini Perumal

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