Three suspects arrested after hijacked vehicle recovered – Swartkops

Three suspects were arrested after a hijacked vehicle was recovered on the M19 off-ramp close to Swartkops.

This followed after members of the Motherwell Operational Command Centre spotted a suspicious silver Tata Indica driving on the M17 road towards Swartkops. They followed and pulled the vehicle off at 14:30 on the M19 off-ramp after realising the vehicle had a false number plate in front.

On further investigation, it was discovered that the Tata was hijacked in Humewood area on 1 March 2018. The false number plate belonged to a blue VW Golf that was stolen during July 2015 in Kwazakele.

All three occupants, two males aged 33 and 38, and a female aged 20 were arrested for the possession of a hijacked vehicle. They will appear before the Motherwell Magistrates Court on Wednesday 7 March.

ENQUIRIES: Captain Andre Beetge 082 302 5882

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