Suspects busted with hijacked vehicles


Hawks’ Tactical Operations Management Section in joint collaboration with Ekurhuleni Crime Intelligence, Tracker Connect, Badboyz Security, GTP Saturation Unit, ICB-Insurance Crime Bureau as well as Vision Tactical SIU operationalized information about hijacked vehicles that are smuggled out of the country.

The team proceeded to Edenvale where men in a Ford Fiesta were spotted while removing a Nissan X-trail from a tow truck. The suspects attempted to flee on foot however, they were swiftly cornered. Further investigation led the team to residential premises where another vehicle, a Toyota Etios Cross, was recovered.

Laptops, cellphones, vehicle documentation as well as vehicle registration documents were confiscated. The X-trail was hijacked from Alexandra while the Fiesta was reportedly hijacked from Mamelodi East and the Etios was stolen from Honeydew a few weeks ago.

The suspects aged between 33 and 38 are expected to appear in the Edenvale Magistrates’ Court today, 29 September 2022 on charges of possessions suspected stolen property.

The investigation to link them to hijacking and smuggling of vehicles cases is continuing.

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