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Khayelitsha man arrested in connection with hijacking, drug possession

The 28-year-old suspect was nabbed during visible policing patrols on Wednesday.

Picture: Winnie Theletsane/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - A Khayelitsha man has been arrested in connection with attempted murder and the possession of a hijacked car and tik.

The 28-year-old suspect was nabbed during visible policing patrols on Wednesday.

A resident reported to the officers that his Nissan vehicle had been hijacked in Lingelethu-West moments earlier; the officers spotted the bakkie in Lansdowne Road and a chase ensued.

The police's Frederick van Wyk says: “The suspect started shooting at members and they returned fire. The driver was later arrested with a knife in his possession as well as one packet of tik. The hijacked vehicle was recovered although it was damaged.”

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)