Narrow escape for hijack couple

2010-11-05 00:00

A COUPLE from Woodlands is lucky to be alive after they were stabbed by three men during a hijacking on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Warrant Officer Joey Jeevan said Russel Julius (50) and his wife Marlene (46) had just left church and were sitting in their car with their children when three unknown men confronted them.

Jeevan said, “One of the men produced a firearm and ordered the family to get out of the vehicle, and during the incident two of them took out knives and stabbed the couple. They then fled the scene with the victims’ blue Toyota Corolla Verso”.

The couple were taken to Midlands Medical Centre and later discharged. The car was found abandoned at Henley Dam, Plessislaer.

Anyone with information should phone Colonel Chris Wiles at 033 387 9622 or 079 500 1306. Anonymous callers should phone Crime Stop at 08600 0111.

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