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Taxi driver allegedly hijacked by priest

2014-11-18 17:07

A minibus taxi driver has been hijacked, allegedly by a cleric armed with a gun in Protea Glen, Gauteng police say.

Hijackers shoot man in front of his family

2014-11-12 08:41
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A man has died after being shot during a scuffle with three men who attempted to hijack his wife and two young daughters, Gauteng police say.

Child safe after Soweto hijacking

2014-10-06 10:37

An 8-month-old boy, who briefly went missing after his mother's silver Volkswagen Polo was hijacked in Phiri, Soweto, has been found safe.

Roadblocks for your own safety, motorists told

2014-10-02 05:00

Johannesburg motorists and communities have been urged to bear with roadblocks in the cause of fighting crime.

4 arrested for hijacking cigarette truck

2014-09-25 07:54

Four people have been arrested for allegedly hijacking a truck carrying cigarettes, Gauteng police say.

Hijack victim Taegrin to be laid to rest

2014-07-26 09:52

The body of 4-year-old Taegrin Morris will be laid to rest at a funeral in Johannesburg.

Taegrin wanted to be an engineer - dad

2014-07-23 18:41

The 4-year-old boy who was dragged to death by hijackers in Boksburg wanted to be an engineer, his father says.

No arrests yet in Reiger Park hijacking

2014-07-23 12:29

Arrests have yet to be made in connection with the hijacking which led to the death of a 4-year-old boy in Reiger Park, Gauteng police say.

Boy pleaded for help as hijackers sped off

2014-07-21 08:50
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The mother of a 4-year-old boy who was killed by hijackers in Reiger Park at the weekend says her little son pleaded for her to help him as the robbers sped off.

Rewards offered after 2 hijackings involving children

2014-07-21 07:03
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Gauteng police have offered two rewards for information about two different hijacking cases involving young children - one in which a dragged boy died, another in which a boy is missing.

Zuma calls for safe return of child

2014-07-20 09:58

President Jacob Zuma is calling on the public to help police find a child who went missing when his father's car was hijacked.

Hijackers kill man for sister's car

2014-06-17 12:02

A KwaZulu-Natal man has been shot dead in front of his horrified friends as he tried to protect his sister's vehicle from hijackers.

Hijacked teacher bleeds to death in driveway

2014-05-23 09:05
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Family members, colleagues and neighbours have expressed shock at the death of a popular KwaZulu-Natal teacher, who was shot by hijackers outside her complex.

Documentary: Pretoria - Carjack City

2014-05-16 12:13

Vehicle hijacking is rife in South Africa so a reporter and documentary film director followed a security team through encounters with thugs. Watch 'Pretoria - Carjack City'.

Guard praised for preventing hijacking

2014-05-14 12:30

A Durban man has heaped praise on a hero security guard who was shot as he took on three hijackers who were trying to steal the man's car.

Woman fires shots at hijackers

2014-01-16 08:47
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A Durban woman has described how she tried to shoot her way out of a hijacking incident, inadvertently injuring a passenger in a vehicle in the next lane.

4 arrested for hijacking caught on CCTV

2013-11-22 08:51
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Gauteng police say four men have been arrested in connection with the hijacking of a family's car in Johannesburg, which made headlines when CCTV footage of the incident was posted online.

Cops hunt for hijackers caught on CCTV

2013-11-18 12:24

Gauteng police have launched a search for four men who are seen on CCTV footage hijacking a family's car in central Johannesburg at the weekend.

KZN man kills attempted hijacker

2013-10-05 09:47
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A KwaZulu-Natal man has described how he felt he had no choice but to shoot and kill a would-be hijacker who confronted him at his front gate.

2 caught stripping hijacked car

2013-08-27 16:54

Police have arrested two men while stripping a car they allegedly hijacked in the Eastern Cape.

Suspected hijackers shot dead in Durban

2013-08-08 14:12

Two suspected hijackers have been shot and killed during a shoot-out with police in Durban.

Hijackers rape young student 5 times

2013-04-22 09:08
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A young student has been left traumatised after she was raped five times by hijackers who attacked her and a friend in Bloemfontein.

Woman killed in crash with hijackers

2013-03-05 09:08

A Cape Town woman has died after her car was hit by hijackers in a high speed chase with the police, according to a report.

Teenagers arrested for hijacking

2012-12-20 12:03

Police have arrested two teenagers, aged 15 and 18, for allegedly kidnapping a man and hijacking his Volvo in Pietermaritzburg.

Suspected hijackers held after car chase

2012-12-12 07:27

Two suspected hijackers have been arrested after a police reservist noticed an Audi travelling at high speed near Tembisa and gave chase, Gauteng police say.

 

Charges withdrawn against Taegrin accused

2014-11-14 11:01

Charges have been withdrawn against a man accused of being involved in the death of Taegrin Morris, who died when he was dragged along the road during a car hijacking.

Police recover hijacked truck

2014-10-11 18:35

A hijacked truck carrying 24 tons of steel has been recovered in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni metro police have announced.

Child safe after Soweto hijacking

2014-10-06 05:00

An 8-month-old boy, who briefly went missing after his mother's silver Volkswagen Polo was hijacked in Phiri, Soweto, has been found safe.

4 bust with stolen goods worth up to R1m

2014-09-30 07:28

Four men have been arrested in a joint operation for allegedly offloading electrical appliances taken from a hijacked truck, Johannesburg metro police say.

Petrol tanker hijacked, emptied

2014-09-16 11:50

A truck transporting 35 000 litres of petrol has been hijacked in Johannesburg - and found empty a few hours later, Soweto police say.

3 hijackers killed in dramatic N3 shoot-out

2014-07-24 10:06
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Three suspected hijackers were killed during a heavy gun battle with police following a high-speed car chase on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal, according to a report.

Alleged hijacker caught at Hillbrow Clinic

2014-07-23 12:29

A man has been arrested at the Hillbrow Clinic in Johannesburg for allegedly shooting and wounding a man and hijacking his minibus, Gauteng police say.

Hijacking suspect cleared - report

2014-07-23 09:14

The family of a man who appeared in an ID parade related to the murder of 4-year-old Taegrin Morris says he has been cleared.

Boy taken in hijacking found unharmed

2014-07-21 08:18
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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 have confirmed.

Boy killed after being dragged outside hijacked car

2014-07-20 10:48
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A 4-year-old boy has died after being dragged outside a hijacked car in Boksburg.

Hijackers who fired at cops shot dead

2014-06-13 21:04

Police have shot dead two suspected hijackers who opened fire on them after they ordered them to stop.

Documentary: Pretoria - Carjack City

2014-05-16 13:00

Vehicle hijacking is rife in South Africa so a reporter and documentary film director followed a security team through encounters with thugs. Watch 'Pretoria - Carjack City'.

Documentary: Pretoria - Carjack City

2014-05-16 09:36

Vehicle hijacking is rife in South Africa so a reporter and documentary film director followed a security team through encounters with thugs. Watch 'Pretoria - Carjack City'.

Gauteng hijacker arrested

2014-02-12 10:48

A 31-year-old man has been arrested after being caught driving a vehicle which was hijacked by three armed men, Gauteng police say.

Hijacker breaks leg trying to escape

2014-01-07 10:07
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An alleged hijacker has been arrested in Pretoria after breaking a leg and fracturing both ankles in a bid to avoid capture, according to a report.

Hijacker shot after shooting at cops

2013-11-20 08:11

A man has been wounded and arrested after shooting at metro police officers who stopped a hijacked car during a stop and search operation, Johannesburg metro police say.

Hijacker gets 25 years for killing victim

2013-10-15 07:36

One of the men who shot dead a partially paralysed man and wounded his wife in Pretoria in 2007 has been sentenced to 25 years' imprisonment by the North Gauteng High Court.

Gauteng hijackings increase - premier

2013-09-20 14:09

Vehicle hijackings in Gauteng have increased by 2% in the past financial year, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane says.

Hijacked car 'stripped' at police pound

2013-08-10 14:57

A couple is taking action after their car was allegedly stripped while under police guard after it was recovered following a hijacking, says a report.

Four in court for hijack murders

2013-06-02 20:45

Four people are set to appear in the Tembisa Magistrate's Court in connection with a triple murder during a hijacking, police say.

Man jailed for hijacking, killing woman

2013-03-06 07:41

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he used a young girl to stop a motorist, whom he then hijacked, robbed and murdered, Eastern Cape police say.

Limpopo 4 up for murder

2013-01-22 22:53

Three men and a teenager accused of kidnapping and killing a Limpopo government official have appeared in the Sekhukhune Magistrate's Court, Limpopo police say.

Metro cop shot dead in hijacking

2012-12-19 08:28

An off-duty metro police officer has died after being shot four times and robbed of his car and service pistol during a hijacking, officials say.

Fake hijack SMS dad in court

2012-12-04 11:05

An IT specialist from Durban who falsely claimed that he had been hijacked and kept prisoner for three days has appeared in court.

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