Attempted hijacking: two men busted after shootout with police

Two men are in custody following a shooting in Beyerspark, Boksburg North. Two detainees were allegedly attempting to steal a car from a local resident’s house yard, according to a preliminary police report. A case of attempted hijacking, housebreaking, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and possession of unlicensed firearms was opened by the police.

The neighbours raised the alarm after they had spotted two unknown men trying to break into the house. The police reported that the incident occurred on Monday morning.

“The owner, who was at work at the time, rushed home only to find an unknown vehicle parked inside his yard.  Two suspects came out of the house and started shooting at him,” police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo confirmed.

The officers of a security service also responded to the scene after the neighbours had heard gunshots. During the shootout, one suspect was wounded while another was arrested a few blocks away.

The injured hijacker was transported to a local hospital.

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