Some hijackers ran out of luck when their stolen car got stuck in the mud in Bonteheuwel on Friday morning April 22 and police stopped to “help them”.
The Bishop Lavis officers spotted two men and a woman pushing a Chevrolet Spark in Teak Road, at 7.30am.
Instead of breathing a sigh of relief when the officers pulled up next to them, one of the men promptly ran away, said Bishop Lavis police spokeswoman Captain Marie Louw.
The man and the woman told the officers the car belonged to their uncle. Later, the woman said she didn’t know the two men but was only helping them.
The officers checked the car’s registration and found it belonged to a property group in Strand.
Strand police then confirmed the car had been hijacked in Fern Street, Strand, earlier that same morning.
The officers arrested the 33-year-old woman and the 32-year-old man, both of whom are from Strand.
* Bishop Lavis police searched known gang houses and arrested five men and a 30-year-old woman in the past week on charges relating to drug dealing and possession, as well as possession of ammunition. They also seized R10 000 worth of tik and R600 worth of dagga as well as 38 rounds of 9mm ammunition.