Boy taken in hijacking found unharmed

2014-07-21 08:18
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Johannesburg - A 5-year-old boy, Mongezi Phike, who went missing last week when his father’s car was hijacked in Bronkhorstspruit, has been found unharmed, police confirmed on Monday.

Phike was positively identified by his mother.

Phike and his father were in a car at an intersection in Masada, Bronkhorstspruit, when four men approached, Sapa reported.

Two of them were armed.

A family friend said the gang allegedly tied the father's hands and feet with wire, covered his head with a plastic bag and wrapped tape around his neck.

His identity document, wallet, credit cards and phone were taken.

The friend said the father was hit on the head and left for dead at a construction site, while the hijackers fled with Phike.

The father was later found and taken to a hospital in Delmas.

Police said although the boy was unharmed, a R50 000 reward remained for any information on the hijackers.

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