Hidden crime exposed in Brackendowns

HIJACKED: This vehicle, along with a white Mercedes that was found close by, had been hijacked.

Several police vehicles, a police truck and a K9-unit on October 1 gathered in Baakhout Street, Branckendowns.

The vehicle tracking company Tracker, with the help of EMPD, was tracking an orange Ford Eco-Sport to a house in this street. According to EMPD cluster spokesperson, Capt André de Jager, it was found that the vehicle had been hijacked.

GOTCHA: The police surrounded the area where two stolen vehicles and an unlicensed firearm with live rounds of ammunition were discovered.

He added that another hijacked vehicle, a white Mercedes, had been found at the same house. In addition to the stolen vehicles, EMPD found an unlicensed firearm with live rounds of ammunition in the house.

De Jager said the EMPD arrested a 29-year-old suspect who was found at the house. The matter is being investigated.

If residents see any suspicious activities going on, please report to Crime Stop 086 001 0111 (Toll Free), residents can also report it anonymously. The police can follow it up, investigate and possibly arrest criminals.

The RECORD will publish updates to the story as soon as they are confirmed.

Also Read:

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Monique van Wyk

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