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12 October 2011 at 14:45 - Posted by Anonymous

Two held after hijacking on Signal Hill


A couple robbed at gunpoint and who had the car they were sitting in hijacked at the foot of the Signal Hill viewpoint, managed to raise the alarm in time for the police to track down two suspects on the N1.

Police spokesman Raldeen Atson said the drama began just after midnight on Tuesday, in the Lion’s Head parking area in Tafelberg Road, which leads to the viewpoint.

A 35-year-old man and his girlfriend were in the Audi A5 when three men posing as security guards pulled up next to them in a white Nissan light delivery vehicle (LDV), Atson said.

“Two of the men armed with firearms jumped out of the LDV and took an undisclosed amount of cash from the complainant.

“Both the complainant and his girlfriend were forced out of their vehicle and the suspects fled in the direction of Kloof Nek Road in both vehicles.”

Atson said the couple managed to alert police, and the Audi’s car tracker system was immediately activated.

“Police later spotted the vehicle on the N1 freeway and forced the vehicle to stop.

“They arrested two suspects, aged 29 and 31, from Eerste River for car hijacking. No firearms were recovered.”

The third suspect was still at large.

Atson said that in their follow-up investigation, police found the white Nissan LDV, which was used to commit the crime.

The vehicle had been stolen in the Cape Town area, but police could not say when.

Both suspects were due to appear in Cape Town Magistrate’s Court tomorrow. - Cape Argus

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