The Johannesburg Central Police detectives announced on Wednesday it has apprehended a 35-year-old male for hijacking and kidnapping on 23 March 2021 at 15:00.
“It is alleged that suspect with his accomplices hijacked a 56-year-old male driving a company vehicle at Wemmar Pan on 03 November 2020 at 10:00,” says SAPS spokesperson, Captain Mavela Masondo.
“They blindfolded him with his face mask and took him to a Quantum where he was forced to lie down. The company vehicle was carrying vehicles parts worth R500 000-00.”
Masondo added that the suspects offloaded the parts at George Goch.
The hijacked vehicle was recovered with the help of the residents of the hostel who informed the police.
“They managed to take the registration of the suspects’ getaway vehicle and it was circulated. The suspects were traced and arrested.”
An investigation is underway and the suspect are appearing in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court today, 24 March 2021.