Five suspects have been arrested after they targeted an e-hailing cab driver in Brown’s Farm, Philippi, on Wednesday, February 3.

According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), the driver managed to escape by jumping out of his vehicle after picking the suspects up, who had requested a ride.

The driver flagged down a police patrol vehicle and informed them of the incident, and the police then launched a search for the suspects. The driver was able to identify one of the suspects who was caught, a 19-year-old, who was found in possession of the driver’s two cellphones.

Further investigation led police to other suspects who are between the ages of 16 and 18 years of age. They will appear in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court once they are charged.

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.