Cape Town police arrest four suspected hijackers


File: National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sithole has instructed that a 72-hour Activation Plan be mobilised to find the killers.

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Town Flying Squad arrested four suspected hijackers and confiscated three illegal firearms on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana said the Flying Squad was alerted about a white Nissan bakkie driving around Kraaifontein.

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It was spotted in the parking lot of a shopping centre in the area.

"Upon searching the vehicle the following firearms were seized: one Vector 9mm pistol with magazine and 9 rounds of ammunition; one Astra 9mm pistol with magazine and 17 rounds of ammunition; and one Dash Pod semi-automatic rifle with magazine and 14 rounds of ammunition," Rwexana said.

"The serial numbers of all three firearms had been removed."

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She said the bakkie had been hijacked in Nyanga last month.



The suspects, aged 27, 33, 36 and 39, are expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate&39;s Court.