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15 Jan 2019
10:16 am

Durban motorist survives armed ambush, hijacking, and kidnapping

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The suspects fled the scene on foot over a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Umgeni River after the victim's car was located at an ATM.

Security officers at the scene.

Hijackers took a Durban motorist on a nightmare drive before abandoning the vehicle in Springfield Park in the early hours of Monday morning, reports Rising Sun Overport.

Community and media liaison officer of Blue Security Andreas Mathios said armed response officers responded to a property in Fyfe Road, following a hijacking at around 1:28am.

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“When our response officers arrived at the scene, the resident advised that two men, who upon investigation turned out to be victims of a hijacking, had arrived at her gate. She pointed them out further down the road,” said Mathios.

When officers approached the men, they informed them they had been hijacked after three armed suspects ambushed them.

“The suspects had jumped out of the bushes at the side of the road and hijacked them of the vehicle, taking a third victim hostage,” Mathios explained.

The victims gave the officers a description of the hijacked vehicle and they immediately left the scene in search of the vehicle, which they located parked in Intersite Avenue, where the suspects had gone to draw cash at an ATM.

“The victim was found unharmed, standing outside the vehicle. The suspects had fled the scene on foot over a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Umgeni River,” added Mathios.

Metro SAPS and the K9 unit attended the scene of the crime. No arrests have been reported at this stage.

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