Hijackers get chased and caught in Alexandra

One suspect was arrested on 10 July after he and an accomplice allegedly hijacked a blue Suzuki in Waverley.

The two suspects, one with a firearm, arrived on foot and hijacked the vehicle from the victim who, according to reports, was returning to her vehicle after shopping at a convenience store in the proximity of the Waverley petrol station.

Read: Police launch manhunt after three people were killed in Alexandra over the weekend 

The incident was quickly reported to CAP, a non-profit community based, crime-fighting solution, by petrol attendants who had witnessed the incident.

The CAP Command Centre immediately dispatched its Special Intervention Unit to the station.

A nearby patrolling Tactical Unit was able to identify the victim’s motor vehicle with the suspects inside and gave chase. The chase ended with the suspects losing control of the vehicle and crashing into a wall on Wynberg Road in Alexandra.

One suspect was quickly apprehended by the Tactical Unit. The firearm and the victims’ valuables inside the vehicle were recovered. The suspect was handed over to police on the scene and has been arrested.

Read: Gauteng police put intelligent plan to combat cash-in-transits –  VIDEO

The other suspect is still at large.

The victim thanked CAP for their speedy response on their Facebook page, “Thank You Thank You, I honestly can’t say thank you enough to you guys for your incredibly speedy response today, and your amazing, kind, empathetic behaviour in such a traumatic situation. I was terrified and traumatised and you were all honestly amazing. Just thank you!” 

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Tsholofelo Mosina
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