Trio nabbed for car theft, kidnapping in PE
Officers managed to stop the vehicle the suspects were in and arrested three of the occupants, while a fourth man managed to escape.
CAPE TOWN - Three suspects have been arrested on charges of car theft and kidnapping in Port Elizabeth.
On Friday, while conducting crime prevention duties, members of the police's flying squad noticed a vehicle that had been recorded as hijacked driving in their direction.
It’s understood that once the drivers of the reported car noticed the police, they sped away, prompting a chase.
Officers managed to stop the vehicle and arrested three of the occupants, while a fourth man managed to escape.
The police's Sandra Janse Van Rensburg said: “Three suspects got into a vehicle and forced the driver to drive to a place where they allegedly picked up another suspect. From there, they forced the driver to drive to a shopping centre where they allegedly jammed some vehicles and stole valuables in those vehicles.”