Last night, at approximately 19h45, members of our Special Operations Team were activated to assist Matrix Tracking with locating a Silver Hyundia I20 which had been hijacked on the corners of the R102 and M65 in the vicinity of the King Shaka International Airport.
Responding swiftly to the vehicle’s last know location, our team, along with the assistance of Greenwood Park SAPS Crime Prevention Unit, located the hijacked vehicle in a garage on Sentinel Avenue in Greenwood Park. The vehicle, now fitted with false plates and found with spent cartridges inside, was successfully recovered.
During the operation, a Red Toyota Etios Cross with no visible rear number plates passed by. Its suspicious appearance prompted immediate action, leading to a stop by Greenwood Park SAPS, aided by our Special Operations Team.
Upon searching the vehicle a key to the hijacked vehicle was found and one of the suspects in the vehicle lived on the premises of where the hijacked vehicle was parked.
A search of the suspects premises was conducted and a firearm belonging to the suspects belated father was recovered. This firearm will be subjected to further investigation to determine if it is connected to any other incidents. Numerous number plates were also found on the premises and it was established that they were linked to vehicles which had been hijacked and stolen.
The suspects Red Etios is also suspected to be stolen or hijacked as all the VIN numbers on the vehicle have been removed. This will be investigated further by the SAPS.
All three suspects were transported to Greenwood Park SAPS for further investigation and processing.
Well done to all team members involved in yet another successful arrest. This operation is a testament to the effective collaboration between the private sector and SAPS, yielding significant results in our ongoing commitment to community safety.