It didn’t take these hijackers long to make their getaway – and footage from Westmead, KZN shows just how swiftly these crooks operate.
The alleged hijackers were charged for possession of the suspected stolen property and will face the music in a Gqeberha court on Friday.
These brazen hijackers needed less than a minute to take a couple of Boksburg residents hostage, and make their getaway over the weekend.
Not today! These hijackers were left high and dry, after their attempts to steal a truck in Khayelitsha were thwarted by the driver’s swift escape act.
The incident was caught on camera on the N3 in Johannesburg.
While a total of 19 suspects were arrested, police also managed to recover ten illegal firearms and four hijacked vehicles.
Motorists are advised to keep their wits about them for the year ahead, after a number of hijacking hot-spots were identified in every province.
As well as identifying several new hijacking hotspot areas, police in Gauteng have also told joggers in these regions to ‘avoid the streets at night’.
An autopsy revealed that the man died due to spinal injuries and blunt force
Earlier this month, we learned that hijackings are on the rise in a pandemic-hit South Africa: One particular region has become a hot-bed for car theft.
With the release of some pretty startling hijacking data earlier this week, we can reveal just how these criminals like to operate in South Africa.
It’s estimated that a total of ’30 000 hijackings’ took place in South Africa,over the past 12 months – here’s what you need to look out for.
A high-speed chase on the N12. The hijacker crashing. Justice getting served… and video footage of the whole thing: Watch police nail this crook here.
A man was shot dead after he offered the two men, who were hitch-hiking, a lift in August 2020
It’s a story that could make one’s stomach turn: A group of hijackers in Edenvale, Gauteng ended up dragging the elderly occupant of a car behind them on Monday, and once the vehicle came to a halt, they discarded of the victim. Reports state that she remains in a critical condition, after she was found […]
In a follow-up from data published earlier this week, Tracker has revealed when hijackers are most likely to strike in South Africa.
Do you live near a hijacking hot-spot? This handy list – and supporting map – shows where most vehicle crime happens in South Africa.
These hijackers certainly got a bum deal when they were discovered by law enforcement officials in Johannesburg, and their punishment came instantly.
Since June, a significant trend has emerged in hijacking incidents, where criminals essentially try to ‘double-up’ on their illegal activity.
These two hijacking suspects weren’t counting on the sharp reflexes of this Mercedes driver, who wriggled his way out of an armed confrontation.
A large amount of COVID-19 samples have been stolen from a clinic in the Eastern Cape, and the botched hijacking has sparked a biohazard warning.
On Thursday, 16 July 2020, three people were handcuffed in connection with the killing of a 28-year-old man in the township
It’s the same old story for SA: The world around us has changed, but hijackings remain a serious threat – and criminals are now exploiting the situation.
The criminal quartet are accused of entering the Cresta Mall in Johannesburg on Tuesday 16 June where they hijacked a vehicle and robbed patrons.
Njabulo Nzuza was forced to withdraw cash from a series of ATMs while the armed assailants drove him around for a prolonged period of time.