Hijack: Woman gets taxi fare from robbers

2009-10-05 00:00

A PIETERMARITZBURG woman encountered a duo of rather “thoughtful” robbers who, after hijacking her, gave her R10 from her bag for minibus taxi-fare in order to get home.

Police spokeswoman Joey Jeevan told The Witness that the woman, Chantel Holgate, parked her car in the Victoria Road area near a shopping centre at about 10.15 am on Saturday when two men approached her vehicle.

Jeevan said the men threatened to shoot Holgate, although they did not produce firearms.

One of the men forced his way into the driver’s seat.

Jeevan added that they left the city and eventually stopped at Thornville, where they took Holgate’s bag, money and other possessions.

She said the hijackers gave Holgate R10 in order to “take a minibus taxi” to get home, before fleeing in her blue Ford Laser.

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