National 29.8.2016 01:13 pm

Watch: East Rand couple hijacked in front of their home

A screenshot from the CCTV footage of the hijacking. Picture: Kempton Express.

A screenshot from the CCTV footage of the hijacking. Picture: Kempton Express.

The couple had just returned home from their son’s birthday dinner.

A Kempton Park couple were hijacked in their driveway at about 8.30pm on Friday evening, reports the Kempton Express.

CCTV footage shows the three men overpowering the couple, named only as Hannes and Leonie in the video, in front of their De Bruin Street home, on the East Rand, as they return home from their son’s birthday dinner.

Leonie got out of the car to open the gate when the hijackers stopped behind them. One armed hijacker jumped out and approached her husband, who was still behind the steering wheel. He was pulled from the vehicle.

A second armed man went to Leonie, smacked her in the ribs with a gun and took her jewellery.

At this time the family dogs came out barking. Her husband was forced to lie down next to his car. The hijackers warned Leonie to control her dogs or they would shoot her. The men then drove off with the couple’s car.

Leonie stopped a car passing by. These people called the police and stayed with them until they had arrived.

The couple would like to thank them personally, as they never got their names.

Caxton News Service

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