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Quick thinking cops arrest robbers

Durban - Four men were arrested after a housebreaking, robbery and a car hijacking in Durban on Monday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

“Police received a complaint of housebreaking in progress in Jacaranda Avenue at Isipingo Hills,” said Captain Thulani Zwane.

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“When police arrived, the suspects sped off in their getaway vehicle towards the N2 northbound.”

Police caught up to the car with the four men inside, and instructed them to pull over, but they drove faster.

Police gave chase and the men crashed their car along the N2 near a petrol station.

“They abandoned their vehicle and fled into the nearby bushes,” said Zwane.

“Police arrested all of them with the assistance of police dogs. The suspect's vehicle was hijacked in Bayview last month and police recovered housebreaking implements and stolen property inside the vehicle.”

The men were expected to appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court soon.

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