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Suspect arrested in possession of a hijacked vehicle and unlicensed firearm

The Tshwane Metro Police Tactical unit members with other law enforcement officials conducted an operation regarding information received about a suspect who was in possession of a hijacked vehicle. 

The vehicle, a Toyota quest  was reported hijacked in Sunnyside. The officers followed up on information in Olievenhoubosh where the vehicle was spotted. 

More information led the officers to Jeppestown where the vehicle was found at a residence with one suspect. The vehicle was searched, one firearm was found under eath the driver's seat 

The male suspect was arrested for Possession of hijacked vehicle and unlicensed firearm, the vehicle was confirmed hijacked in Sunnyside.

Upon further questioning, the suspect revealed that he works for another male suspect who is already being sought by police for crimes that include vehicle theft. 

The suspect is said to be from Swaziland and he smuggles the stolen vehicles across the borders 

The Case will be investigated further, 

Well done to the teams involved. We urge members of the public who might have more information regarding these crimes to contact the nearest SAPS or TMPD at 012 358 7095/6

Issued by the Tshwane Metro Police Communication Unit
 

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