Bellair police swiftly recover hijacked vehicle in Chesterville

The police officers from the Bellair Crime Prevention team were lauded after they swiftly recovered a hijacked vehicle in the Chesterville area, recently.

According to reports, the victim was parked on the corner of Parkview and Malton Roads, in Seaview, when he was confronted by three armed men with handguns.

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Communications officer of Bellair SAPS, Sgt M Pillay, “They demanded that the driver get off his vehicle and hand over all his belongings. The suspects then sped off with the grey Toyota Hilux double cab.”

Following the successful recovery, station commander of Bellair SAPS, Lt Col Radesh Ramchunder commended the team for their swift response, which yielded positive results.

In light of this incident, residents are once again urged to always be aware of their surroundings irrespective of time of day, when seated in their vehicle or waiting in traffic.

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They are also urged to never leave their vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition.

Anyone with information leading to the arrests of the suspects can contact Sgt Zikalala on 031 451-2822, 031 451-2819 or Crime Stop on 08600-10111.

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Bianca Lalbahadur

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