Teenagers arrested for hijacking

2012-12-20 12:03


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Pietermaritzburg - Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with kidnapping a man and hijacking his Volvo S40 in the Pietermaritzburg CBD.

A third suspect is still at large.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said the pair allegedly approached Hoosen Mohamed, 47, and offered to wash his car as he waited for the traffic lights to change at the intersection of Masukwana and Hoosen Haffejee streets in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

He gave them R20, but told them he didn’t want his car washed.


They allegedly opened his door, produced knives and ordered Mohamed out of the vehicle. His hands were tied and he was forced into the boot of the vehicle, said Zwane.

The suspects drove the vehicle to the kwaBusubeshe area in Taylor’s Halt, about 20km outside Pietermaritzburg. They dumped Mohamed on the side of the road and fled.

Police found the vehicle hidden among houses in the Hhaza area in Mpophomeni, said Zwane. When the officers approached the vehicle, two suspects got out of the vehicle and fled.

“Police then gave chase and arrested both suspects. A third suspects is still at large,” he said.

Zwane said the victim suffered no injuries.

The suspects, aged 15 and 18, are expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court shortly.

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