Police make a breakthrough with the arrest of three suspected blue-light hijackers linked to a spate of truck hijackings and robberies taking place on the R21 freeway in Gauteng
Three suspected blue-light hijackers whose ages range between 30 and 40 are expected to appear in the Tembisa Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 08 February 2021 following their arrests on Friday, 05 February 2021. The trio will face charges of possession of illegal firearm, live ammunition and police uniform while investigations continue towards linking them to more crimes.
The Ekurhuleni District trio task team on Friday, 05 February 2021 operationalised information relating to the whereabouts of suspects involved in business robberies, as well as blue-light truck hijackings and robberies on the R21 freeway. A subsequent joint intelligence-driven operation with the Tactical Response Team and Flying Squad led the team to three addresses in Tembisa where the three suspects were arrested.
During the arrests police recovered two firearms, one of them illegal, live ammunition and SAPS uniform items. Both firearms will be taken in for ballistic testing in anticipation of possible linkage to previous serious and violent crimes. A white VW Polo was also seized at one of the addresses for further investigation to establish whether the vehicle could have been used during the commission of the said hijackings and robberies.
Three suspected blue-light hijackers/robbers have been arrested in Ekhuruleni. The men are linked to several incidents including Hijackings on the R21. Police seized a car, firearms and ammunition. pic.twitter.com/8L7Oroi392
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) February 7, 2021
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