ARTICLES RELATING TO HIJACKINGS

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.

Fake hijack dad turns up in CT hospital

2012-10-23 08:40
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A KwaZulu-Natal man who disappeared shortly before police planned to arrest him because of a false hijacking claim, has been found in a Cape Town hospital.

Questions over where hijacked dad was

2012-10-13 10:06

Few details have emerged so far after a man who'd SMSed his daughter "Help, hijacked", was found three days later, unharmed, in Underburg.

Durban hijacking - cops make more arrests

2012-10-04 17:50

Two more people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a KwaZulu-Natal woman, who was rescued when police tracked down her captors who were using her bank card.

Hijack: Kohler Barnard praises cops

2012-10-03 13:01

DA shadow police minister Dianne Kohler Barnard is full of praise for the police for their quick response after her son was hijacked.

Hijackers kill 2 Gauteng policemen

2012-08-19 19:30
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Two policemen have been shot and killed while responding to a hijacking in Vereeniging.

 

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
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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.

Man shot in head by hijackers

2012-11-08 15:21

A man is in hospital after being shot in the head during an attempted hijacking in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape police say.

Family 'shattered' by fake hijack

2012-10-19 10:21
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The family of a KZN man who falsely claimed he was hijacked and is now on the run from the police, is said to be traumatised and baffled by his actions.

'Help, hijacked' - Dad's last SMS

2012-10-11 08:25
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A chilling SOS to his daughter and an abandoned car found more than 200km from his office are the only clues in a family’s frantic search for a KwaZulu-Natal father.

Bank card led cops to Durban hijackers

2012-10-04 11:46
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While a Durban woman lay bleeding in the boot of her car, the net was closing in on her captors as they partied up a storm with her money.

Hijacker arrested in Alex

2012-09-17 22:37

A man has been arrested for hijacking a bread truck in Alexandra, Johannesburg police say.

16 hijackings a day in Gauteng - Petros

2012-08-13 22:25

Vehicle hijackings in Gauteng have decreased from 25 to 16 a day this year, provincial police commissioner Lieutenant General Mzwandile Petros says.

 
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