Hijacking suspects detained at Umlazi SAPS, stolen vehicle recovered

The stolen Umbilo Toyota Etios that was recovered in Folweni, Ebhodini.

 

The Public Order Police (POP) Special Task Team Project, led by Cnst SS Mjoka, arrested two suspects for hijacking a Toyota Etios in the Umbilo area, recently.

The suspected hijackers have been detained at Umlazi SAPS. Prior to the arrests, the super-sleuth police officers received information from Crime Intelligence in Durban south regarding the stolen vehicle.

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Communications officer of Umlazi SAPS, Cpt Rhynes said, “Police officers also received information of an unlicensed firearm, on the same day. They acted swiftly and proceeded to the address at Umlazi A496.”

The firearm and live ammunition seized by police.

When the police officers arrived, they found a suspect, who was in possession of a 9mm Norinco Star, one magazine and five live rounds. The suspect was arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm and live ammunition.

The seized firearm has been sent to ballistics for further investigation, to be possibly linked to other crimes.

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eThekwini Outer South acting cluster commander, Brig MVP Mgobhozi said, “This is excellent team work done by the POP Special Task Project and Crime Intelligence Durban South members. This should serve as a clear message to criminals out there that they will not be tolerated. Police officers in the cluster are working tirelessly to make sure that the community is safe.”

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Nikita Chiniah
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