Hijack suspects wanted

2018-05-09 06:00

POLICE are on the lookout for three men believed to be involved in the assault and hijacking of a man on Jaipur Road, Northdale on Thursday night.

According to a member of the Sector 4 community watch group, who were on the scene after the matter had been reported on the group, one of the three men approached the driver of the vehicle while one kept watch and the other threatened the man’s wife to be quiet.

“The one suspect threatened to shoot the man’s wife when she came out of the kitchen while the other kept watch. The third suspect assaulted the man with a gun, hitting him on his head.

They then jumped into their vehicle and drove off onto Bombay Road,” said a Sector 4 community member.

The member also confirmed that a shot was fired but that no one was injured.

According to the member, a phone was left in the vehicle when the three men made off with the car and was being tracked by the Sector 4 team until the phone was switched off at 2 pm the next day.

The man, whose vehicle was stolen, was rushed to Northdale Hospital where he received four stitches due to the wound from being hit with the gun.

Captain Gay Ebrahim, spokesperson for the Mountain Rise Police Station, confirmed that a case of hijacking and assault was opened and that investigations are underway.

“The vehicle that was hijacked is a foreign vehicle and we have noticed that these foreign vehicles seem to be in high demand,” said Ebrahim.

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