Car-jammer surprised at Norkem Park Mall as driver turns back

The suspect tried to flee on foot after being spotted but the mall's security guards were too quick and he did not escape.

A suspected car-jammer was nailed at Norkem Mall after a driver on the spur of the moment decided to return to his vehicle before entering the mall.

Norkem Park SAPS spokesperson, Lesibana Molokomme, said the driver thought his doors and windows were locked but was surprised to see, from a distance, a man (46) inside his vehicle. The incident happened at 1.30pm on Saturday.

“As he rushed to his vehicle, the man jumped out and tried to flee on foot. Fortunately the mall’s security guards were able to catch him.

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“This arrest again shows criminals are able to use car-jamming or signal jamming devices to steal valuables from vehicles without breaking into them. We urge motorists to double check at all times that their vehicles are indeed locked,” said Molokomme.

The suspect appeared in Kempton Park Magistrate’s Court for attempted theft.

The same weekend, the police worked with the metro police and arrested 18 other suspects for various crimes, including violation of court orders, possession of dagga, assault, possession of stolen property and driving under the influence of alcohol.

James Mahlokwane
Senior Journalist

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