JOBURG – Police recover hijacked vehicles, AK47s, a pistol and ammunition.
Jeppe Police Station officers have recovered two motor vehicles that had recently been hijacked – with firearms and ammunition found inside one – according to Captain Richard Munyayi of the station.
“A blue Mercedes Benz was hijacked from its owner who was sitting inside the car at Broadway and 8th Street in Bez Valley. The victim alleged that two unknown men walked passed him and immediately turned back and pointed firearms. “Two more men appeared and they pushed him to the back seat and ordered him to lie down,” explained Munyayi.
All four men got inside the car and one of them drove off while the victim was in the back seat. While driving with the victim, the suspects searched him and took his iPhone, a wallet, and a wedding ring, said Munyayi. The suspects dropped the victim off in Jeppestown and he went to the police station to report the incident.
A lookout for the car was dispatched and the car was later recovered at Kwa Mai Mai hostel while parked there. When the police searched the vehicle, they discovered two AK47 assault rifles and a pistol with live ammunition.
“We suspect that the firearms are the ones used during the hijacking of the vehicle. The firearms will be taken for ballistic tests for further investigations. No suspects have been arrested,” said Munyayi.