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Motorist who killed smash-and-grab suspect yet to be charged

The woman drove to the Bishop Lavis Police Station after the incident and reported it to police.

Jakes Gerwel Drive at the Mitchells Plain intersection. Picture: Google Earth.

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape police say no decision has been made on whether a motorist who shot and killed a smash-and-grab suspect will be charged.

The incident occurred last week along Jakes Gerwel Drive.

The woman drove to the Bishop Lavis Police Station after the incident and reported it to police.

Last year, parts of Jakes Gerwel Drive, Military Road in Steenberg, Stock Road and the R300 in Mitchells Plain were identified as some of the smash-and-grab hotspots.

The police's FC van Wyk said, "After a preliminary investigation, an inquest case docket was registered for investigation and the investigation continues."

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