JMPD spokesperson Xolani Fihla said the arrested suspects were also found with unlicenced AK-47 ammunition in Riverlea.
“Following the hijacking of Orlando Pirates soccer player Vincent Pule on Sunday, July 31, 2022, in the south of Johannesburg, a team comprising of JMPD K9, SAPS Johannesburg central trio detectives and Mondeor trio tracing were working tirelessly in solving the case and recovering the hijacked vehicle, a black BMW 1-series,” said Fihla.
“On Friday, August 12, 2022, the team followed up on information, which led them to a house in Riverlea, where two males were found on the premises.”
At the premises, police found the sought vehicle, one live AK-47 bullet, one tracking device and four sets of registration plates.
“Upon recovery, the vehicle’s registration plates and licence disc had been changed and it was fitted with false registration plates and licence disc,” said Fihla.
“Officers verified the vehicle using its VIN and engine number and it was positively identified as the same vehicle, which was hijacked from Vincent Pule as per the Moffatview SAPS case.”