A third motorist has fallen for this trick and lost his vehicle in the process. The News has identified a hijacking trend in Krugersdorp that motorists should be aware of. Another unsuspecting driver became a hijacking victim on Saturday, 11 March, when he was pulled over by suspects posing as Metro Police officers.
If you get back to your car and find your number plate missing, be aware. A new hijacking trend is doing the rounds in Gauteng, warn police. Hercules police spokesperson Captain Bonginkosi Msimango said criminals removed registration numbers from parked cars while residents were out shopping, reports the Centurion Rekord.
Ivory Park Police Station has received a lot of hijacking reports in the recent months. The station’s spokesperson Warrant Officer Neldah Sekgobela, said the station’s management is appealing to the community to ensure their vehicles are safely locked at all times and are parked in a safe place.
A gang of heavily armed robbers attacked two petrol stations in Centurion, outside Pretoria on August 10, reports Beeld. The gang hit filling stations in Olivenhoutbosch and The Reeds respectively.
When a car parked behind Dino Peterson and blocked him in as he waited at the gate for his mother to open for him, a chill went down his spine. Five years ago, Peterson, who is from Eden Park, Ekurhuleni, was at a nightclub, speaking to a DJ, when a police officer who was allegedly drunk started shooting randomly, he said. Peterson was shot five times, and when he woke up, he couldn’t walk anymore.
Two incidents involving an airport employee and a pilot in the last month have prompted a warning for travellers headed to Cape Town International Airport along the N2. EWN reports Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa) is aware of the recent incidents saying it is engaging the necessary security, specifically the police, to put preventative measures in place. A pilot narrowly escaped being robbed, while another airport employee was reportedly robbed and attacked along the N2 near the airport.
Two policemen were arrested in Elsburg, Germiston, on Wednesday for hijacking a truck and stealing alcoholic beverages worth R2 million, the Hawks said. Captain Paul Ramaloko said a warrant officer and a constable stopped a truck on the N3 highway on November 1. The driver and his crew where detained at a police station while the policemen drove the truck to an undisclosed place and offloaded the liquor.