South Africa 28.9.2015 01:40 pm

KZN businesswoman hijacked with knives

FILE PIC: Knives. (PHOTO: Gallo images)

FILE PIC: Knives. (PHOTO: Gallo images)

A KwaZulu-Natal businesswoman was reportedly hijacked by two men armed with knives in the north of Durban earlier this morning.

The woman, who tried to fight back, was reportedly roughed up by the hijackers before eventually handing over her keys, North Glen News reported.

“The woman who runs a garden services business, had stopped on Blue Ridge Road to collect equipment from a house. Once her workers had gone onto the property to collect the items, she was approached by two armed men,” Durban North police spokesperson Lieutenant Raymond Deokaran said.

The hijacked Nissan bakkie was was later recovered in the Maphumulo area, while one of the alleged hijackers were arrested.

Tyron Powell from Marshall Security said the vehicle was fitted with a Tracker.

“The vehicle began transmitting soon after the hijacking and the suspects had driven as far as Stanger. The vehicle was eventually found in Maphumulo and one of the suspects was arrested,” he said.

Last week, two suspected hijackers were shot and injured by the owner of a car they hijacked in Fairleads Benoni, on the East Rand.

According to Benoni police acting cluster commander, Brigadier Poobalan Subbiah said the driver of the vehicle (who is not the owner of the bakkie) was hijacked and had his phone and an undisclosed amount of money taken from him. T

The owner of the bakkie was informed of the incident and tracked the suspects’ whereabouts from one of the phones that was stolen during the hijacking.

He traced the men and found them driving in another car along Pretoria Road. The passenger then pointed a firearm at the owner of the hijacked car.

Subbiah said he shot at the suspects and injured both of them. They were arrested and the gun used in the hijacking and cell phones stolen were recovered.

– Caxton News Service

 

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