Captain Johan Jordaan

Suspected hijacker shot dead

Kensington – A would-be hijacker was shot and killed on Monday when suspects tried to hijack a security company vehicle in Gloucester Road.

  Cleveland police spokesperson Captain Johan Jordaan said one of three suspects was shot and killed in a failed hijacking on August 26.

  “The would-be hijacker was shot and killed when the suspects tried to hijack a white VW Golf 6 belonging to a security company. At the time, officers from the security company were standing and talking outside their vehicle,” Jordaan said.

  He said a white VW Golf 4 had approached and three armed men jumped out and pointed guns at the security officers.

  “One suspect was shot dead and the accomplices fled the scene. Several shots were fired at the getaway vehicle. A firearm was recovered along with several spent cartridges. Police have since opened an inquest and attempted murder case, which will be investigated by the Cleveland SAPS. Anyone with more information can contact the Cleveland SAPS on 011 677 5745,” said Jordaan.

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