11 held for Bloem hijacking, robbery


Eleven people including a 66-year-old woman have been arrested for a business robbery and car hijacking in Bloemfontein, a spokesperson said on Saturday.

The gang believed to have been part of a syndicate that robbed businesses owned by foreigners were arrested on Friday said Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations - the Hawks - spokesperson Sergeant Mmako Mophiring.

The arrests follow a business robbery in Bloemfontein in November last year where a group of six armed men robbed a store in Universitas.

They pointed a firearm at the business owner and demanded money, jewellery and four shot guns that were kept in a safe before fleeing in a blue Toyota conquest

A month later, police found the Toyota Conquest in a parking lot in Bloemfontein and the investigation led to the arrest of the gang. Police discovered that the car had been hijacked.

All 11 would appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Tuesday.
- SAPA

Report ID: 255
Crime Category: Hijacking
Province: Free State
City/Town: BLOEMFONTEIN
Suburb: Universitas
Address: Universitas
Crime Date/Time: 20 Nov 2009, 00:11 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 10 Apr 2010, 17:04 PM
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