The hijacked vehicle recovered within minutes of the hijacking.
A stolen vehicle was recovered minutes after it was hijacked thanks to the swift action of two police officers from Verulam SAPS in Waterloo on Saturday.
W/O Sagie Maniappen and Cnst Tariq Moodley were performing vehicle patrol duties when they received information that a silver Toyota Tazz had been hijacked, was proceeding towards Waterloo.
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They responded swiftly and intercepted the hijacked vehicle at the Waterloo soccer grounds, however, the suspects abandoned the vehicle and fled into the nearby bushes.
The community praised the police officers for their swift reaction in recovering the vehicle.
Communications officer of Verulam SAPS, Cpt Henry Kisten, said, “The station commander, Brig Dludla also praised and applauded the police officers for their quick response on the information they received and recovering the vehicle.”