SAPS constable Shuping (white shirt) with one of the three alleged hijackers. Photo: SAPS

Kuruman - Vigilant South African Police Service (SAPS) officers in Deben near Kuruman rescued a hijacked man and put three alleged hijackers behind bars, Northern Cape police said on Sunday.

The Deben SAPS officers spotted a suspicious looking car in Voortrekker Street, Deben in the early hours of November 23, Captain Sergio Kock said. 

SAPS constable Shuping (white shirt) with one of the three alleged hijackers. Photo: SAPS

The officers stopped and searched the car. "It was found that the 25-year-old male driver of the Toyota Run X was being hijacked and the three men inside the vehicle were the suspects."

SAPS constable Shuping (white shirt) with one of the three alleged hijackers. Photo: SAPS

Police also found two firearms in the possession of the suspects and arrested them for hijacking, kidnapping, and illegal possession of firearms, Kock said.
 
John Taolo Gaetsewe policing cluster commander Maj-Gen Johan Bean commended the Deben police for their swift and professional response that led to the arrests. The suspects would appear in the Kuruman Magistrate's Court soon. The investigation was continuing, Kock said.