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Alleged hijacker caught after robbing spree

An alleged hijacker that went of a robbing spree with a bread truck this morning (Saturday) was arrested in KwaNobuhle by two members of the Port Elizabeth Anti-Gang Unit on their way to work.

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An alleged hijacker that went on a robbing spree with a bread truck, was arrested this morning.

The constables were driving in Makapa Street, KwaNobuhle when community members stopped and alerted them of a bread truck being robbed further down the road. The constables made a U-turn and headed towards the alleged robbery. As they neared the shop, they noticed the truck driving off. The truck was stopped and upon questioning the driver that was still seated in the truck, they realised that something was amiss and ordered the driver and suspect to alight from the truck. A 9mm pistol was then found on the truck floor.

According to police spokesperson, Col. Priscilla Naidu, further information revealed that the suspect first robbed the truck driver and his two passengers at gunpoint in Nyanda Street, KwaNobuhle. “His two passengers managed to run away. The driver was then forced to drive to eight other shops and at the ninth shop, the suspect went inside and robbed the owner of his two cell phones and cash,” Naidu said. “A substantial amount of cash, one round of ammunition and the two cell phones were found in his possession,” she added.

“The owner of the firearm opened a case of theft. He alleged that his son had access to the house and took the firearm from the safe when he (the owner) was not home last night. His son is not yet arrested as he is evading police,” Naidu explained.

The suspect is detained on a charge of truck jacking, armed robbery and the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. He will appear in the KwaNobuhle Magistrates Court on Monday.

Acting Mount Road Cluster Commander, Brig. Thandiswe Kupiso, commended the community for their alertness and quick reaction. “We need the community to be the eyes and ears of the police as we collectively fight crime. Do not turn a blind eye and give criminals the power to invade your space. Community support and participation is integral in ensuring safe and secure communities,” Kupiso added.

Source: SAPS media statement

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