These FIVE vehicles are NOW targeted by hijackers in SA

These FIVE vehicles are NOW targeted by hijackers in SA Photos: Stock/Canva

These FIVE vehicles are NOW targeted by hijackers in SA

Hijackers are NOW targeting these FIVE vehicles more frequently in South Africa. Here is the list of the vehicles.

These FIVE vehicles are NOW targeted by hijackers in SA

These FIVE vehicles are NOW targeted by hijackers in SA Photos: Stock/Canva

Hijackers in South Africa are NOW targeting these FIVE vehicles.

THESE FIVE VEHICLES ARE NOW BEING TARGETED BY HIJACKERS

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According to Fidelity Services group CEO Wahl Bartmann that they had seen an increase in the number of hijackings recorded between March and April 2023.

He told BusinessTech that the most prominent hijacking tactic these months is targeting victims at their homes. He said that victims who park outside a house and exit or enter their gates are particularly vulnerable.

“Some incidents are pre-planned, and before the hijacking, some perpetrators follow victims to identify the victims’ homes and travel habits,”

he said.

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AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF HIJACKINGS RECORDED BETWEEN MARCH AND APRIL

Vehicles under the Toyota, VW, Ford, and Nissan brands continue to be common targets among criminals, and the specific models include:

  • Toyota Hilux,
  • Toyota Fortuner,
  • Toyota Corollas
  • VW Polos
  • Nissan NP200s

Bartmann furthermore said trucks with valuable loads are also now popular vehicles being targeted, specifically Hyundai H100s.

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HERE ARE SOME USEFUL TIPS TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE

Here are some useful tips to keep yourself and loved ones safe:

  • Avoid driving or parking in an unsecured area when possible; be vigilant if you travel at night.
  • Drive with your windows closed and doors locked.
  •  Keep valuables such as smartphones, computers and jewellery out of sight.
  • When a vehicle is following you close to your home or when an unknown car is parked close to your residence, drive past your house and head for a busy place, like 24-hour garages, hospitals, police stations, etc.
  • Consider taking a hijack prevention and awareness training programme from an institution like the National Hijack Prevention Academy.

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