Three alleged hijackers

Photo: SAPS

Three alleged hijackers nabbed after shootout with police

Police arrested three alleged hijackers after a shoutout in Lamontville on Wednesday. The suspects will appear in court soon.

Three alleged hijackers

Photo: SAPS

Three alleged hijackers were recently arrested after a shootout with police.


Colonel Thembeka Mbele, police spokesperson said the shootout happened on Wednesday 23 June 2021, at 19:10.

“Police officers from the Provincial Trio Task Team were conducting patrols along Mhlongo Road in Lamontville when they received information about a hijacked vehicle that was driving around in Lamontville.”

According to Mbele the information was followed up and the area was patrolled.

“Police spotted the vehicle with no registration plates on Mpanza Road. A chase ensued and several shots were fired by the suspects directed at the police officers. A shoot-out ensued and the suspects were intercepted.”


Mbele said one of the suspects emerged from the vehicle and fled into the nearby houses.

“Police officers were able to arrest three suspects aged between 21 and 27. The driver of the said vehicle was injured and was taken to hospital where he is under police guard.”

She furthermore said a preliminary investigation conducted at the scene revealed that the vehicle was hijacked on Musgrave Road on 22 June 2021.

“Charges of attempted murder and possession of a stolen property were opened at Lamontville SAPS. The suspects are expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court on Friday, 25 June 2021.”

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Earlier this month a man was left in a critical condition following a shooting during an alleged attempted hijacking in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Emer-G-Med paramedics spokesperson Kyle Van Reenen said that paramedics had arrived on the scene where they found the victim in a critical condition.

Meanwhile also earlier this month two suspects disguised as police officers were shot and killed in a shootout with a motorist on the R50 near Delmas.

The alleged hijackers allegedly attempted to hijack the motorist’s Toyota SUV, and that is when the shooting occurred.

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