Police constable among three arrested hijackers

SAPS_badgeOn Sunday, 8 December 2013 at about 13:45, members of SAPS Camperdown received a report from a cash-in-transit driver waiting at a local supermarket in Camperdown that a suspicious black VW Polo sedan was following them. Police immediately responded and found the suspicious vehicle parked nearby. The members with the assistance of the SAPS Pietermaritzburg Flying Squad and SAPS Pietermaritzburg Organised Crime Unit circulated the vehicle and discovered that it was hijacked in the Ladysmith area in September 2013.

Three (3) male suspects, seated inside the vehicle, were immediately arrested. On searching the vehicle Police found an unlicensed 9mm CZ75 Pistol and 15 live rounds, believed to have been stolen in the Durban Central area March 2009. It is alleged employees in the cash-in-transit vehicle were on a routine collection from Cato Ridge area to Camperdown when they noticed the suspicious vehicle following them. They immediately stopped at the supermarket and contacted the Police. The suspects are aged between 30 and 40-years of age. One of them is believed to be a police constable from Beaufort West. They will make a court appearance in the Camperdown Magistrate’s Court shortly on charges of possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition. They will also be charged at Ladysmith for hijacking and in Durban for theft of a firearm. Investigations are continuing. – praag.org and SAPS media release