ARTICLES RELATING TO HIJACKINGS
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Footage of a hijacking in which an elderly woman is thrown from her vehicle in Somerset West, Cape Town, has been uploaded online. Watch the brazen crime unfold here.

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Hijackers gun down mother in front of children

2015-04-21 07:22

A woman has been shot and killed in front of her two children during a hijacking outside her daughter's school, Gauteng police say.

Tourism minister escapes dramatic hijacking

2015-02-26 11:23

Gauteng police are on the trail of three hijackers who fired shots during an attempt to hijack Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom outside his Johannesburg home.

Pretoria hijackers still at large

2015-01-22 20:50

Gauteng police seized police equipment and firearms from a car allegedly used by hijackers in Moreleta Park, Pretoria.

Robber wounded after dramatic chase, shoot-out

2014-12-31 11:38

A man has been wounded in a shoot-out with police after he stole a metro police officer's gun, tried to hijack a bakkie and then had a three-hour standoff with police, officials say.

Residents attack suspects after botched hijacking

2014-12-29 09:27

Two suspected criminals have been badly beaten by a mob after crashing a car they had hijacked in KwaZulu-Natal.

Charges withdrawn against Taegrin accused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Charges have been withdrawn against a man accused of being involved in the death of Taegrin Morris, who died when he was dragged along the road during a car hijacking.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

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.

 

Mom killed by hijackers in front of son was pregnant

2015-04-22 11:16

A woman who was shot dead by hijackers in front of her 7-year-old son was three months pregnant with her third child, her mother-in-law says.

'Oprah's advice saved me in hijacking'

2015-03-12 07:42

A Port Elizabeth candidate attorney has told how she struggled to free herself from the grip of a hijacker after remembering advice she had heard on The Oprah Winfrey Show many years before.

Hijacker shot dead, 2 others arrested in Durban

2015-02-12 11:32

A suspected armed robber has been shot dead and two others arrested following a hijacking in Durban North, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Dramatic Pretoria hijack attempt caught on camera

2015-01-22 13:15

Dramatic cellphone footage has emerged of a hijacking attempt outside a Pretoria nursery school, in which shots were fired as parents were dropping off their children.

Tip-off leads to hijacking arrest

2014-12-30 09:32

A man has been arrested for allegedly hijacking a car, after Gauteng police received a tip-off.

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

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 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.

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