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6 Oct 2016
1:12 pm

Suspects in court after tossing girl, 6, from hijacked vehicle

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Two suspects were arrested and two unlicensed handguns recovered.

THE recovered VW Polo with one of the arrested suspects on the ground. Photograph: EMPD

Two suspects appeared in the Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court after a six-year-old girl was flung from a car window after it had been hijacked in Norkem Park.

Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Wilfred Kgasago confirmed the incident and said, according to information he received, the girl was seriously injured.

The hijacked red VW Polo was recovered on Allandale Road on Monday, he said.

Two suspects were arrested and two unlicensed handguns recovered.

Kgasago said the vehicle’s tracking signal disappeared for the whole weekend.

On Monday, at about 10am, the signal reappeared and was picked up by a team of EMPD K9 Unit members, police and officers from the tracking company.

“The signal was repeating along Allandale Road, moving in the direction of Midrand, when the law enforcers cornered the two suspects and placed them under arrest. Two 9mm pistols with 24 rounds live rounds were recovered. Both pistols were found with serial numbers filed off.”

The apprehended suspects, aged 34 and 32, were detained at Rabie Ridge Police Station on charges of possession of a hijacked vehicle as well as possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.

They appeared in Kempton Park Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

– Caxton News Service