DURBAN On Thursday night Inanda police officers reacted to a report of a hijacking in their policing precinct. An immediate operation was conducted which led the police officers to Umzinyathi where a 21-year-year old man was arrested.

The suspect was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition. A hijacked vehicle was also seized from him. The arrested suspect will appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate’s Court facing charges of hijacking and possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition.

The driver of the vehicle picked up his client who wanted to go to Avocca Hill, at Durban Station. Whilst they were traveling to their destination, it is alleged that his client produced a firearm and threatened him to drive towards Inanda.

At Inanda he was forced into the boot of his vehicle and the suspect drove away. While in the boot, he managed to free himself and jumped out of a moving vehicle. A case of hijacking was reported at Inanda police station for further investigation.

Source: South African Police Service