Anna Robertson
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8 Nov 2016
10:00 am

East Rand family narrowly escapes brick attack on highway

Anna Robertson

The attacker, the family says, aimed for the windscreen, but luckily no one was hurt.

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The Müller family in Strubenvale, Springs, had a narrow escape while driving home at 10pm this past Saturday, Springs Advertiser reports.

“I noticed someone throwing something at the vehicle,” Werner Muller said.

The bag, which he believed must have contained a brick or a rock, hit the left side of the vehicle and caused damage to the side mirror.

Müller claimed the person aimed for the windscreen, but he was grateful that it was only the vehicle that was damaged.

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“The life of my family is important, and I will not drive on the Paul Kruger Highway again,” he said.

Although he opened a case of malicious damage to property at the Springs Police Station, the area of the attack falls under the Benoni police, and therefore, the case had to be transferred to Benoni.

Police spokesperson Captain Johannes Ramphora said motorists should always be vigilant when driving at night and report incidents to the police.

– Caxton News Service