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School pupils narrowly escape injury as hijack suspect crashes into a house in KwaMashu

A suspect driving a blue Mercedes E240 that was hijacked in Verulam earlier this month crashed into a wall in KwaMashu B-Section while trying to flee from members of Marshall Security’s Special Operations Team. Picture: Marshall Security.

A suspect driving a blue Mercedes E240 that was hijacked in Verulam earlier this month crashed into a wall in KwaMashu B-Section while trying to flee from members of Marshall Security’s Special Operations Team. Picture: Marshall Security.

Published Nov 29, 2021

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DURBAN - School children were lucky to escape unscathed when a suspect fleeing from a Marshall Security Special Operations Team crashed into the front wall of a house on Cici Road in KwaMashu B-Section last week.

According to the security company the vehicle had been hijacked in the Verulam area earlier this month.

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Marshall Security spokesperson Tyron Powell said the company celebrated the recovery of two more vehicles that had been hijacked in separate incidents recently.

Powell said the first incident happened last Thursday at approximately 2pm when members of the company’s Special Operations Team noticed a blue Mercedes E240 driving erratically in the KwaMashu area.

“Suspicious of this behaviour our members immediately started to follow the motorist, who accelerated and sped off as soon as they realised they were being tailed.

“A short chase ensued during which the motorist lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a property wall on Cici Road in KwaMashu B-Section, after narrowly missing school children walking on the road,” he said.

He said one suspect then left the vehicle and managed to evade arrest by running into a nearby informal settlement. The Vehicle and the Provincial Trio Task Team responded swiftly and arrived on the scene a short while later.

“Upon investigation it was established that the vehicle had been flagged as wanted after it had been hijacked in the Verulam area earlier this month,” said Powell.

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Powell said the SAPS were at the scene and would be investigating further.

In the second incident, Powell said the vehicle was recovered on Saturday.

He said members of the Special Operations team were activated to assist Altech Netstar with a white VW Polo that had been hijacked just outside Bridge City in KwaMashu.

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“Members immediately responded to the possible whereabouts of the vehicle and after a short track the vehicle was found abandoned on a dirt road in A-section KwaMashu and was recovered by members of our Special Operations Team, Altech Netstar Ground team and Phoenix Trio Crime unit,’ said Powell.

He said the scene was secured for further investigation by police.

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A white VW Polo that was hijacked just outside Bridge City in KwaMashu was recovered by members of Marshall Security’s Special Operations Team. Picture: Marshall Security.

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