A 19-year-old man has been arrested in Gushindoda Informal Settlement in Delft, Cape Town after he was caught with a car stolen car. The car was stolen at a murder scene in Milnerton on Sunday 28 January 2024. The suspect was arrested in Delft on Wednesday 31 January after police received information about the whereabouts of the stolen Toyota Corolla stolen in Milnerton area.
A 30-year-old man was killed, and his car was stolen, and another whom he was with in the car was left seriously injured. Police spokesman Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi said the Provincial Serious and Violent Crimes Taxi Violence Unit followed a tip off about the whereabout of the stolen car.
The information led cops to Gushindoda in Delft where they recovered a hijacked motor vehicle.
“Upon entering Gushindoda informal settlement, police located the vehicle and saw two men tampering in the engine compartment. The two men fled when they became aware of the presence of the police officers.
“The police members chased the suspects and apprehended one of the men. Further inspection of the vehicle led to the confiscation of a firearm with ammunition. They arrested the 19-year-old man on charges of possession of a hijacked vehicle as well as the possession of a prohibited firearm and ammunition,” said Swartbooi.