Parkweg Police tracing unit together with K9, Flying squad and highway patrol managed to recover a hijacked Toyota Bakkie.
The members came across a VW polo used by the suspect before a chase began.
The suspects were unable to shake off the law enforcers. In the vehicle, police discovered the firearm used in the commission of a crime and cellphones belonging to the victim.
The hijacked vehicle was recovered in the East end industrial area.
The suspects aged 40, 29 and 34 were apprehended for possession of an unlicensed firearm, possession of suspected stolen vehicle, hijacking and possession of stolen goods.
Police later discovered that the suspects were linked to more than 10 cases of hijacking in the Mangaung area.