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‘Blocking at KFC, McDonalds’: Latest hijacking trends in SA

‘Hijackers will block you at KFC or McDonald’s’: South African motorists have been warned of these three new hijacking methods.

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New hijacking methods. Image: Istock

South African motorists have been warned of three new hijacking methods which include hijackers blocking drivers at fast food places like KFC or McDonald’s. 

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IOL reports that Bobby Petkov, who is the Group CEO of Mit-Mak Motors revealed in a podcast with Penuel Mlotshwa that the first new trend emerging was called the ‘blockage method’.

“So hijackers will block you at a fast-food restaurant like a KFC or McDonald’s or one of these establishments where a car will block you from the front, as well as the back”.

Petkov adds that a motorist will be identified as a target vehicle. Then hijackers will block you, then obviously they closed the space and point you with a gun and tell you to get out of the car.

He says you can’t reverse because there’s a car behind you and you can’t go forward because there’s a car (in front) of you and they’ll take your car and everybody drives away.

This latest blockage method is similar to the popular driveway hijacking technique used by hijackers who prey on motorists who arrive home and block their driveway.

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Petkov also revealed on the YouTube channel that the second new hijacking trend is called the ‘tap-tap trap method’, where a hijacker will drive behind you and slightly bump you.

They will then apologise and say: “Oh man, I’m so sorry, you know, can we stop and exchange insurance details’. Then boom they will, grab the car and go,’” he adds

The third new hijacking trend is called the ‘good Samaritan’. This is where a hijacker will be driving past and they will say: “Excuse me, your tyres are flat. I think you ought to maybe pull over and have a look, there is this situation with your tyre”. They hijack your car when you pull over.

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