KZN mom fights hijackers to save daughter

Police chase after a hijacked minibus-taxi

Police chase after a hijacked minibus-taxi

A KwaZulu-Natal mother pushed, shoved and fought with alleged hijackers in a bid to save her 5-year-old daughter during a hijacking incident in Umbilo.

Resident Natale Lohr managed to pull her daughter Amber from the hijacked vehicle before hijackers sped off during the incident, according to Berea Mail.

Lohr had been going out for dinner and stopped at her husband Shane’s parents’ home in Teignmouth Road, when the incident occurred.

She said three men came out of nowhere and asked for the vehicle’s keys from her husband.

“He asked my husband for the keys and I shouted that my daughter was in the car. The one with a gun pointed at me said ‘I must leave her,’” said Lohr.

“There was absolutely no way I was going to let them go with my child,” she added.

After hijackers sped off with Lohr’s VW Polo, the vehicle was later found stripped in Umbilo.

No arrests had been made.

Lohr’s daughter Amber had been fortunate to survive the incident, unlike Taegrin Morris (4), who was dragged to death by hijackers in Reiger Park in July.

The child’s mother, Chantel, had reportedly tried to pull her son out of the vehicle after she and her 8-year-old daughter jumped out of it during the incident.

Morris’ body was found between eight and 10km from where the incident occurred.

Caxton News Service


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