‘Ungreedy’ hijackers

2010-10-12 00:00

TWO victims survived a hijacking ordeal with a twist on Saturday evening after the hijackers assured them they were only after the car’s rims and music system.

Reagan Pillay (23) had just parked his father’s Toyota Avante in the garage of his St Patrick’s Road, Scottsville, flat when two men approached him, one asking for a cigarette.

“My girlfriend was still inside the car and I had just got out the driver’s door. I told them I didn’t have any cigarettes and suddenly one of the two produced a gun and demanded the car keys.

“I gave it to them and the other one forced me into the car and they drove off towards Westgate.”

On the way the man with the gun, who was drunk, kept waving the gun towards the back seat.

Pillay begged the hijackers to take whatever they wanted and leave them.

“The drunk man said I should not worry because they were not stupid; they were not going to shoot us. In fact it was a bit strange because he made it clear that they were only after the rims and music system, with the drunk man saying they’ll give me a number to contact later so that I can collect the vehicle,” said Pillay.

At Westgate, the couple were let go and ran to a nearby house where two men drove them to Pillay’s parents’ place in Northdale.

Last week The Witness reported that Willem van den Berg (47) was hijacked near Howick and left tied to a tree in Karkloof.

Said Pillay’s mother, Angie.“I had just read in The Witness about the man who was left tied to a pole in the bush and I just praised the Lord for being with these children during the ordeal.”

Police appeal to anyone with information to contact Warrant Officer Xolani Zondi at 033 845 7722 or 083 292 2314.

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