ARTICLES RELATING TO HIJACKINGS

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.

Two held over Benoni hijack

2012-08-02 18:14

Two men have been arrested after they allegedly hijacked a delivery vehicle at gunpoint in Benoni.

Joburg cops bust hijack gang

2012-06-27 22:36

Six men believed to be members of Gauteng's blue light gang have been arrested in Johannesburg, police say.

Two E Cape men held for hijacking

2012-06-20 17:09

Two Eastern Cape men have been arrested after allegedly hijacking a car in Ikwezi Lokusa, Mthatha.

Gift of the Givers founder hijacked

2012-06-15 09:16

The founder of the world-renowned Gift of the Givers organisation, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, has told how he tried to talk a gunman down during a hijacking incident outside his Pietermaritzburg home.

Hijackers target Good Samaritan

2012-05-08 11:07
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Two men who pretended to be hitchhikers have hijacked a car after the driver stopped to give them a lift.

Twitter to the rescue after hijack

2012-04-10 08:30

A Johannesburg man who was hijacked but managed to send an SMS to raise the alarm, has escaped unscathed after Twitter users mobilised forces.

Police hunt Tazz hijacker gang

2012-03-28 22:13

Three men driving a white Toyota Tazz are wanted for more than eight hijackings in Kagiso on the West Rand, police say.

3 held for hijacking TV presenter's cousin

2012-03-27 10:26

A 26-year-old KwaZulu-Natal man - the cousin of a Carte Blanche presenter - is to be buried as the three people accused of hijacking and murdering him appear in court.

Murdered doctor 'can't be replaced'

2012-02-03 10:49

Several of the country’s top doctors have paid tribute to Dr John Moche, who was killed in a hijacking in Pretoria last week, saying his death is an enormous loss to the country.

 

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.

3 arrested for toy gun hijacking

2012-07-12 08:00

Three men who used a toy gun to hijack a van and steal boxes of cigarettes have been arrested in Johannesburg, Gauteng police say.

Man in court for lying about hijacking

2012-06-27 14:33

A man has appeared in a Cape court for allegedly lying to police about a hijacking when he was caught with his pants down with a sex worker.

Tshwane metro ambulance hijacked

2012-06-20 12:45

An ambulance belonging to the City of Tshwane municipality has been hijacked in Pretoria West.

Cops hijacked me - Porsche driver

2012-05-14 08:26
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A Johannesburg man who was reportedly hijacked by a group of men in police uniforms says he is convinced the hijackers were real cops, as he recognised one from a roadblock.

Hijackers shoot man in front of wife

2012-05-04 09:53
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Hijackers have shot and killed a man in front of his wife as the couple returned to their house in Centurion, according to a report.

Man hijacked by potential car buyers

2012-03-30 08:53

A Durban man who advertised his car on online classifieds site Gumtree has been hijacked and robbed by two men who posed as buyers.

KZN 'killers' to try for bail

2012-03-28 20:36

Three men accused of hijacking and killing a KwaZulu-Natal man and throwing his body into the fast lane of the N2, are set to apply for bail in the Scottburgh Magistrate's Court.

Durban lifeguards foil car theft

2012-03-15 11:43

Four Durban lifeguards have been hailed as heroes after they foiled a car theft on Durban's North Beach and helped police to arrest the armed suspects.

Doctor's murder 'a blow to medicine'

2012-01-30 12:28

The killing of a Pretoria-based dermatologist in a hijacking in Pretoria is a huge blow to medicine, the Dermatology Society of SA says.

 
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