S.Africa: Crime: Police in shootout with Mfuleni hijackers, 1 suspect killed, 1 wounded

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With serious and violent crime high on the agenda, members attached to the Western Cape Flying Squad conducted crime prevention patrols in Lingelethu West on the night of 6 May 2021, when the spotted a vehicle that was circulated as hijacked in Mfuleni.

Attempts to pull the vehicle over resulted in shots being exchanged between the occupants of the Kia Picanto and police, which ended when one of the suspects was fatally wounded.

The second suspect sustained a gunshot wound and was arrested.

Two unlicensed firearms, a 9mm pistol and a .38 revolver were confiscated. The suspect is due to make his court appearance in Khayelitsha once he has been charged.

Meanwhile members of the Organised Crime Unit and the Provincial Integrated Team conducted a search operation for wanted suspects in Khayelitsha, Delft, Mfuleni and Nyanga.

This operation resulted in the arrest of five suspects who were detained on separate charges of extortion, armed robbery, and the possession of a stolen 9 mm pistol and five rounds of ammunition.

All five suspects are expected to make their court appearances in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town and Athlone on Monday 10 May 2021.

Source: https://southafricatoday.net/south-africa-news/western-cape/police-in-shootout-with-mfuleni-hijackers-1-suspect-killed-1-wounded/

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