Two arrested could be suspects in R59 blue-light hijacking that killed woman

MEYERTON - Two suspected blue light hijackers were arrested over the weekend just days after a couple was reportedly hijacked by suspects using a car fitted with blue lights in R59, just outside Meyerton. Police arrested two suspected hijackers and seized a car fitted with blue lights in Mabopane, north of Pretoria. The arrests follow several incidents where motorists were stopped by hijackers who used blue lights and posed as police officers. News24 reports Gauteng police spokesperson Mavela Masondo says the suspects were arrested after a similar hijacking on Friday night. Masondo says investigations are underway to establish if these suspects are not linked to other incidents of similar modus operandi. Just five days before the arrest on Friday, an elderly woman was found dead after she and her husband were pulled over and hijacked by suspected blue-light robbers in Sedibeng, Vereeniging. The couple, who were returning home after attending a prayer meeting in Meyerton, was pulled over by a car with blue lights. Four men jumped into the couple's Toyota Hilux bakkie and drove off with them. The vehicle was tracked and ultimately found in the veld on the R550, about 5km from where the woman's body was found. An investigation into her death is still continuing. PHOTO: (Facebook)

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