Two arrested for possession of hijacked vehicle

Two men were arrested by the EMPD Equestrian Unit for being in possession of a hijacked vehicle and an unlicensed firearm on March 11.

The EMPD Equestrian Unit arrested two men for being in possession of a hijacked vehicle and an unlicensed firearm.

The male suspects, aged 24 and 45, were arrested during a routine patrol at the corner of Birch and Gum roads, on March 11.

EMPD spokesperson Chief Supt Wilfred Kgasago said police were doing a routine patrol when they noticed a Ford Ranger which displayed tampered number plates.

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“Police stopped and searched the vehicle,” said Kgasago.

“Upon further investigation, it was found that the vehicle was stolen in Jeppestown, Johannesburg in February.”

Police confiscated several number plates and a Norinco .45 caliber pistol.

The duo was arrested and detained at the Crystal Park Police Station.

They were expected to appear in the Benoni Magistrate’s Court on March 12.

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