Police have rescued a couple and their three-year-old child after they were hijacked while travelling in their VW Polo in Gelucksburg, a village in KwaZulu-Natal.
Spokesperson Thembeka Mbele on Wednesday said: “The suspects allegedly put the victims into their vehicle and drove with them in a convoy. The couple managed to contact police”.
She said when police intercepted the hijackers a shootout ensued. “One suspect was injured and taken to hospital under police guard. None of the police officers were injured during the shootout.”
Police have recovered a firearm, which will be subjected to ballistic testing to ascertain whether it has been used in any other crimes.
All the arrested suspects will appear in the Bergville Magistrate’s Court soon.