Cape Town Khayelitsha Police

The hijacked Suzuki Ertiga in Harare, Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Image: SAPS.

Cape Town: Suspects arrested for hijacked car and guns

Cape Town police have apprehended three suspects for the illegal possession of guns as well as a hijacked vehicle.

Cape Town Khayelitsha Police

The hijacked Suzuki Ertiga in Harare, Khayelitsha, Cape Town. Image: SAPS.

Police in the City of Cape Town have arrested three suspects for guns and a hijacked Suzuki Ertiga vehicle.

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During a routine patrol in Harare, Khayelitsha, a suspicious car was ordered to stop but the driver decided it was a bad idea.

“On Thursday, 24 August 2023, police members attached to Cape Town K9 Unit arrested an adult male for the possession of an unlicensed firearm and a hijacked vehicle in Harare, Khayelitsha,” SAPS Sergeant Wesley Twigg said.

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“The members were busy with patrols in the area when they noticed a suspicious vehicle. They stopped the vehicle and the driver sped off with the police members in pursuit,” Twigged added.

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A high-speed chase followed before the suspect, after stopping the car to run on foot, was caught by a patrol police dog.

The suspect was arrested with an unlicenced fireman and what turned out to be a hijacked vehicle.

“A high-speed chase ensued and the vehicle suddenly stopped, and the suspect jumped out and fled. The patrol dog was utilized, and the suspect was apprehended. A 9mm pistol and the hijacked vehicle were recovered,” the report added.

Meanwhile, the suspect will stand in court at the Khayelitsha Megistrates’ Court on Monday, 28 August, for possessing an unlicenced gun and a hijacked vehicle.


In another incident, Simon’s Town police received a shooting complaint in Masiphumelele, outside Cape Town on Thursday afternoon. The officers arrived to find two suspects in possession of two loaded pistols.

“Upon arrival on the scene the members noticed two males running away in different directions and gave chase.

“Both suspects were apprehended and two 9 mm pistols with ammunition were found in their possession respectively,” said Sergeant Twigg.

Images: SAPS.

“The suspects will appear in the Simon’s Town Magistrates court on Monday for the possession of an unlicensed firearm,” the report concluded.