Cape Town police arrest four suspected hijackers

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FILE image of South African Police officers with Vektor R5 assault rifles during an SAPS parade in Johannesburg, 17 May 2010. The SAPS along with Emergency Services demonstrated how efficient they would be during the 2010 World Cup.

FILE image of South African Police officers with Vektor R5 assault rifles during an SAPS parade in Johannesburg, 17 May 2010. The SAPS along with Emergency Services demonstrated how efficient they would be during the 2010 World Cup.

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FILE image of South African Police officers with Vektor R5 assault rifles during an SAPS parade in Johannesburg, 17 May 2010. The SAPS along with Emergency Services demonstrated how efficient they would be during the 2010 World Cup.

FILE image of South African Police officers with Vektor R5 assault rifles during an SAPS parade in Johannesburg, 17 May 2010. The SAPS along with Emergency Services demonstrated how efficient they would be during the 2010 World Cup.

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.