It’s now an everyday story, and it’s saddening. It’s as though the perpetrator of carjacking crimes in South Africa has vowed to keep plaguing the country with hijackings.
It’s depressing, but encouraging to know that the South African Police Service (SAPS) members are striving to put the criminals were they belong.
Information from SAPS said members attached to Cape Town K9 Unit arrested four suspects in a hijacked vehicle in Nyanga.
BuzzSouthAfrica gathered that the suspects, aged between 22 and 26 years were arrested while they’re inside the vehicle that was hijacked in Browns Farm.
As it happened, the police assisted by Tracker searched for the vehicle and spotted it parked in a compound at Owen Road in Mau-Mau, Nyanga.
The four occupants were identified by the complainant as the individuals who hijacked his vehicle. Thus, the suspects were charged immediately. They will appear before the Athlone Magistrates’ Court on charges of hijacking.
SAPS in a separate media statement warned about an ongoing liquor licence renewal scam.
According to the crime fighters, one Ladysmith liquor outlet owner directed their attention to an SMS requesting a deposit of R250 for the renewal of liquor licence.
SAPS related that verification with the National Liquor Board revealed that the bank details provided in the SMS wasn’t that of the Liquor Authority.
With that, SAPS cautioned the public to take necessary measures that will protect them from being victims of the liquor licence scam.
“For your own safety police advise anyone receiving such SMS to first verify the bank details before handing over any money and to ensure that they contact the Liquor Authority in order to verify the contents of the SMS,” SAPS stated.