Three suspects were arrested a few minutes after they allegedly hijacked a truck and forced the driver into a getaway vehicle on Wednesday (September 14), 2022.

It is said that a member of Tracker Connect’s investigation department was driving on the R21 near Lyttleton when he witnessed the hijacking in progress. He then called for back up from the police in Olifantsfontein, SAPS Pretoria K9, Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department, Tracker Connect, BadBoyz Security, Protea Coin Chopper, and ICB-Insurance Crime Bureau.

Suspects get arrested for Hijacking.

“The whole team chased after the suspects who were driving the hijacked truck, a white Honda Ballade, and another foreign vehicle used as getaway cars. Seeing that the team was right behind them, the suspects abandoned the truck on the R21”, said Lieutenant Colonel Mavela Masondo.

Suspects arrested for hijacking were traveling in a Honda

Image: SAPS

The white Honda is said to have stopped on gravel after speeding up to the R25 road. The three suspects then attempted to flee, but the team managed to arrest them.

The truck driver was rescued after being kept hostage in the getaway car. The suspects are set to appear at the local Magistrates’ Court facing charges of kidnapping, hijacking and possession of a suspected hijacked truck.

The truck was still full.