Five men who had been conducting a spate of hijackings in the Reservoir Hills suburb were arrested by Sydenham police on Monday night. Picture:Supplied

Durban  - Five men who had allegedly been conducting a spate of hijackings in the Reservoir Hills suburb were arrested on Monday night. 

Sydenham police said the hijackers had been driving around the area in a silver grey Toyota Corolla but were evading police patrols on several occasions. 

Police claim the gang were involved in three known carjackings in Reservoir Hills in the last week alone. 

Police said the vehicle was picked up by  Automatic Vehicle Identification by Plate Recognition cameras after each of the hijackings.

The cameras were installed by ratepayers to curb crime in the area.

Sydenham visibile policing members were informed about the description of the vehicle. 

Police said that about 8pm the vehicle was picked up by cameras entering Reservoir Hills. 

Police Constables Siyabonga Nxumalo and N.M Zungu spotted the vehicle on Dr R.D Naidu (Stanley Copley) Drive and when the suspects saw the Saps they fled into Nerina Road.

The suspects then led the police officers on a high speed chase through Springtown and exited again into R.D Naidu Drive where they were eventually stopped by the police. 

A CZ 75 firearm and 2 magazines with eight live rounds were found on the suspects.

The men are due to appear in the Durban Magistrates Court on Wednesday. 

Daily News