‘Fake’ gun hijacker foiled in Centurion

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A coordinated and quick response by a private security company led to the arrest of an alleged hijacker at a petrol station in Centurion last night.

This was after private security firm Monitor Net received a report of a hijacking in progress at the petrol station in question.

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Three vehicles responded to the call and the alleged hijacker tried to escape when they arrived on the scene.

Community members however managed to stop him from fleeing.

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The suspect was arrested and was found to be in possession with what appeared to be a small calibre handgun, but turned out to be a fake gun.

The suspect was handed over to the police.

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Liam Ngobeni

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