Police shoot at suspected hijackers from chopper

MBOMBELA – A man was arrested near Brondal this afternoon, after he and an accomplice allegedly tried to hijack a truck.

Nelspruit police spokesman Capt Dawie Pretorius confirmed that they were still looking for a second suspect, who fled the scene.

The suspects fled into a nearby plantation. A shoot out ensued between them and the police, from a circling helicopter, Pretorius said.

The driver of the van was shot at and injured by the attackers.

He was rushed to hospital. ER24’s Mr Greg Wilcox confirmed he was in a critical but stable condition in Mediclinic Nelspruit.

The SAPS Flying Squad, J&M Security, Bossies Community Justice, ACS Security, Hi-Tech Security White River and White River Farm Protection all assisted in making the arrest.

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