Police seize pistol and drugs

The packets of tik the police seized.

Police arrested five suspected gangsters who allegedly tried to hijack a car in Oakdale on Wednesday August 30, at about 12.30am.

The suspects fled in a white Fiat Uno, said Bellville police spokeswoman, Warrant Officer Henrietta van Niekerk.

The car owner alerted police patrolling Vootrekker Road, giving a description of the suspects and their car.

The officers found the suspects 10 to 15 minutes later driving near Bellville swimming pool in Voortrekker Road.

The police seized a Glock .45 pistol with 12 rounds and 15 packets of tik while searching the suspects and the Uno.

The suspects, all from Bonteheuwel, are in their 30s and believed to be members of the Americans gang.