Bank card led cops to Durban hijackers

2012-10-04 11:46

Durban - While Dorothy Carlyle 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.

The three withdrawals they made using the Durban North resident’s bank card were their undoing.

Carlyle, bleeding from two stab wounds and severely beaten, was hijacked outside her home in Cadogan Road at about 14:30 on Tuesday.

Nine hours later she was rescued in kwaMashu, thanks to a combined force of police, metro officers, staff from Marshall Security, her vehicle tracking company and residents.

Three suspects aged from 15 to 22 were arrested, police said. Another two fled after a shootout with police.

On the hunt

Local councillor Dean Macpherson said Carlyle, 50, had been kidnapped earlier in the day by four men, who drove off with her in the boot of her BMW 1 Series car.

It was through technology that Carlyle was eventually saved after her last cellphone co-ordinates were traced to Newlands East, said Marshall Security director Tyron Powell.

Police picked up the trail of her captors again in kwaMashu when they withdrew cash from two cash points in C-section, taking out R2 000 before her daily withdrawal limit was reached.

Suspecting they would wait until midnight to start withdrawing again, the search party fanned out at various ATMs in the area.

Hands and feet tied

“One of our special ops members then received information that the vehicle was parked near a tavern in Nyosi Road, M-section in kwaMashu,” Powell said.

“We passed this information on to the police and proceeded together to the address. As we approached we noticed the victim’s vehicle parked outside a tavern with various people in the vehicle. We arrested three suspects in the vehicle, two females and a male. A further two suspects fled the scene.”

Police spokesperson captain Thulani Zwane said the arrested suspects would appear in the Durban Magistrate’s Court soon, charged with kidnapping and hijacking.

Further charges may be added as Carlyle was admitted to Umhlanga Hospital, said Powell.

Powell said she was found with her hands and feet tied, with a blanket thrown over her.

Macpherson, who spoke to the family, said Carlyle was traumatised by her ordeal.

But he was full of praise for the combined law enforcement efforts that led to her rescue.

“What she went through was horrific. No person should ever have to go through that. But the way the law enforcement agencies co-ordinated themselves was commendable. They worked tirelessly for nine hours.”

  • koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-10-04 11:55

    So they hijacked her, stabbed her, tied her up, put her in the boot covered in a blanket to die while they partied? Normal crime hey?

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-04 12:07

      Kidnapping? Surely stab-wounds equals ATTEMPTED MURDER!!?? Need to start throwing these types off bridges!

      alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-10-04 12:12

      @Grant, I think bridge tossing criminals would make an outstanding spectator sport too but they should only be tossed after they can't run on the giant electricity generating hamster wheel anymore.

      rbphiri - 2012-10-04 12:14

      Wait for it....can I get a drum roll please....Ladies and gentlemen I JZ the president of this banana republic, would like to give these hard working, selfless, loving inmates a remission of sentence. I thank you. ABSOLUTELY!!!

      chantal.lawrieross - 2012-10-04 16:05

      We have become immune to crime! because we live with it every day! It is not normal but it has become our norm....god help our future and our children! these criminals are destroying any hope that South Africa ever had.

      justindeklerk - 2012-10-05 09:54

      Shame, give them a break, they're "previously disadvantaged". Gives them the right to have everything for free, including the lives of the people they are relieving of their hard earned possessions! Stupid whiteys shouldn't get in the way when the folks are helping themselves to what is theirs to take! It's the new South African way, didn't you know?

      johan.fou - 2012-10-05 11:13

      Man, would I love to get my hands on these scum! I've got some trekker tubes, car batteries with transformers and jumper cables, and also some old tyres with petrol. I wonder where their families live.

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-05 11:16

      I just want to add that the information was received by a suspended Cato Manor "death squad" cop who then passed it onto the investigators as he could not get involved for obvious reasons...

      richard.hipkin - 2012-10-05 11:18

      @Wotzisname, p!ss off with your stupidity and racism...

      justindeklerk - 2012-10-05 11:36

      @pointblank I was being completely sarcastic, look it up if you and the other "dislikers" don't understand the concept of sarcasm. Ironic you call me stupid!

      sizah.damon - 2012-10-05 12:49

      yesterday Mr Sisulu passed away comments on news24 from a certain race were so pathetic & full of hatred, today i see only sympathies - double standards makes me sick. wish u full recovery Dorothy i'm a victim of this type of crime myself its a very traumatic experience

  • bongiwe.sethole - 2012-10-04 11:59

    Good work law enforcements!! Thank goodness she got rescued. Death penalty is a MUST in this country

      alfred.neumann.142 - 2012-10-04 12:10

      Pity the cops didn't turn the other two into Swiss cheese when they had the chance but I agree, nicely done SAPS!

  • shirley.steenkamp - 2012-10-04 12:00

    Well done! Hope this lady makes a full recovery. As for her kidnappers-just shoot the scum,save time and money! They dont deserve to breathe!!!!!

      siyabonga.sithetwa - 2012-10-05 11:32

      racism is terrible.

  • tim.brink.1238 - 2012-10-04 12:03

    Shoot the scum.

      rbphiri - 2012-10-04 12:21

      I think a bullet to the head will broaden and OPEN their empty minds to other opportunities apart from crime.

  • jeremy.thewasp - 2012-10-04 12:05

    As I said - take them behind a sand dune, execute them and feed them to the sharks They will never hi-jack again Savages!

  • nonku.butelezi - 2012-10-04 12:05

    Disgusting! Terrorizing someone for their own money so you can go drinking with some girls at a tavern?!!! Savages! Barbaric imbeciles

  • sonia.bloem - 2012-10-04 12:06

    Good job to the law enforcement. Hope the lady gets well soon. As for the filthy criminals... burn them!!

  • yvonne.c.martin.71 - 2012-10-04 12:07

    @Steen... Get a life...

  • sagin.verity - 2012-10-04 12:14

    What a sick and disturbed society we live in. That poor woman. What a disgustingly horrid ordeal she must have endured. Sick! This is our south africa? Proudly south african? Savage nation

      kobus.hattingh.5 - 2012-10-04 12:22

      There is no longer anything to be proud about being South African sorry to say :(

      sagin.verity - 2012-10-04 12:42

      Do You remember how good it used to be? Do You remember the old south africa? It was a much much better place even with apartheid

      chantal.lawrieross - 2012-10-04 15:37

      I used to be proudly south african, I dont feel proud anymore having the rape capital of the world and living in a murderous country where life is so cheap!

  • steveroodt - 2012-10-04 12:19

    In the old days you were hung for stealing a horse

  • mehluleli.majajini - 2012-10-04 12:20

    They continue doing this as they are fully aware of their so called rights. We need to bring back a "certain punishment" in this land. We all know they deserve that punishment. This will never stop. They will be out on bail within hours to terrorize again, this time their hijacks will be accompanied with murders due to their anger after being laid on the ground during arrest. As long as the law favors criminals, we are all going to go through such ordeals. Referendum, is all we need for the best punishment to come back, else "Shari'a Law"......

  • lionel.holder - 2012-10-04 12:22

    Why not use the money to "better" themselves instead go to the nearest shebeen and spend it on whores and zamalek stupid aholes

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-04 12:40

      Exactly. Yet we are told crime is a socio-economic problem. BS. These guys didn't go and buy food for themselves and their family.

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-04 12:27

    15 year old's should be doing homework not be part of crime. Angie fix education or resign.

      aniken.vader.31 - 2012-10-04 12:50

      I wish for a day when a minister like angie is also treated the same at the hands of these uneducated thugs - so she can also experience first-hand what her failure as an education minister results in. The same would apply for zuma and co. MAYBE THEN they would realize the damage they have done.

      merven.halo - 2012-10-05 09:14

      Idiots like this can have all the education in the world and they will still do crime. The ANC bred a entitlement mindset.

  • lucialwazi - 2012-10-04 12:28

    In deed, thanks to a combined force of police, metro officers, staff from Marshall Security, her vehicle tracking company and residents. Had they given up the outcome may have been different. As for those perpetrators who are still in the run, may they be captured and brought to law as well.

  • mantothieve.missingman - 2012-10-04 12:29

    aged 15 -22 , they listen to their ANCYL masters hey! Shoot the dogs on the spot and save us tax money

  • mzuvukile.maswana - 2012-10-04 12:31

    Damn a 15yr old involved in such a crime. Parents where are ur children? Can't blame the education system and the government on this one. Good work on the quick thinking of the guys in blue cause they saved a life who could have bled to death for such stupid actions by these youngsters.

  • charlie.elford.5 - 2012-10-04 12:31

    No charge of attempted murder? No wonder that the crime rate is 'statistically' improving...

      Barefoot - 2012-10-04 13:23

      Further charges may be added as\r\nCarlyle was admitted to Umhlanga\r\nHospital, said Powell.

  • gareth.pike - 2012-10-04 12:32

    look crime is everywhere. but my advice. get out durban.

      chantal.lawrieross - 2012-10-04 16:09

      thats a bit narrow minded? crime is everywhere and more in some places that others but to say get out of Durban is a little extremist!

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-10-04 12:40

    The atrocious hyenas, Pierce their eyes with very hot screw driver so that they should be unable to SEE.Or tie their legs and hands and discard them into the SEA.

      johan.fou - 2012-10-05 11:15

      Harold, I could be friends with you. I love your way of thinking!

  • nico.leroux1 - 2012-10-04 12:41

    Way to go!!!

  • sthembiso.jali.58 - 2012-10-04 12:41

    I bet you those girlz didn't even know what was going on, they just saw guys with fancy car

      gary.doyle.520 - 2012-10-04 13:18

      Bullsh*t!! They knew, the thugs probably bragged to them.

      tw2066 - 2012-10-04 21:50

      Yeah right, the girls(z) were innocent.THEY ARE SCUM PAL,,,,!!

  • osama.pascal - 2012-10-04 12:41


      tw2066 - 2012-10-04 21:51

      I hate a certain thieving section of the population...

  • Harold Chisimba - 2012-10-04 12:48

    All South Africans you should force your gorvenment through nationwide protest to constitutionalise the DEATH PENALTY to all rapists and murders. That is if you want safer RSA.

      koos.vandermerwe.75 - 2012-10-04 12:56

      That won't happen. Show them you can talk their language and the word spreads like wild fire. We want a safer South Africa, we will have to do it ourselves.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-04 14:01

      @koos - correct.

      chantal.lawrieross - 2012-10-04 17:06

      How? How do we solve crime?? it is so out of control....

      hein.huyser - 2012-10-04 20:22

      @Harold, I understand your cry for the death penalty, but be honest now, do you realy want this current government to be able to decide on life and death? My goodnes my good man, they can't even deliver school textbooks on time! Maybe when we have a real democratic government for all the people of the country, but not now

      tw2066 - 2012-10-04 21:52

      Solve crime.... Easy ...put a bullet through the bastard.

  • Zolile - 2012-10-04 13:17

    Well done to SAPS, within a period of a week I have read 4 good news. First I read about a police who arrested a lady who wanted to pay him a bribe in KZN somewhere, few days thereafter within minutes (by the help of Tracker) thugs were apprehended and just earlier today another lady shot and killed a thug and the other one ran away, now this, off course its bad and im sorry that the victim here was stabbed and/or assaulted but the story at least ended good as the culprits were apprehended. Oh! I nearly forgot, 2 weeks ago an old lady handed his son, a member of a notorius gangster in the Cape Flats, over to the SAPS.

  • Johann Enslin - 2012-10-04 13:19

    Read in The Citizen they showed her off to friends before continuing with the joy ride. WTF?

      chantal.lawrieross - 2012-10-04 17:08

      Disgusting! Like a trophy, like it was something to be proud of! hurting and humiliating an old defenseless woman...just disgusting!

  • Nhlanhla Zondi - 2012-10-04 13:19

    No human being should go through what the lady experienced, those bastards should be hanged

      gerrit.dupreez.58 - 2012-10-08 10:32

      Nhlanhla I could not agree with you more.Only you black peaple can change this by not voting for the ANC again cause they could not care less about crime but purely to rob the country blind.Bring back the death penalty and get rid of the bad apples before they infect the rest

  • Johann Enslin - 2012-10-04 13:22

    Time to fight back, be pro-active. Kill before you are killed. Sad, but that is the reality.

  • melinda.botha.75 - 2012-10-04 13:26

    leka jul bilksems kry vir julle well done SAPS

  • Ratfink66 - 2012-10-04 13:33

    What freaks me out about this poor womans' ordeal is that there were 2 females arrested.

      Bruce - 2012-10-05 00:16

      Probably, picked up after the hijacking dude..a nice ride cash to spend at a tavern? I would have questioned their sexuality if no girls were not found with them.

  • marcel.pyoos - 2012-10-04 13:38

    Just shows how a tracking device can save one's life. Well done to the team that saved her! Scary at the thought of their ages (the culprits) but in line with thier stupidity at flaunting their new "found" wealth...A R400k+ car and a whole R2k to spend - half of it probably went on petrol.

      edward.d.beesley - 2012-10-05 11:32

      But Marcel, 9 hours to find the car?? And it appears from the article that the tracker had nothing to do with finding her - it was her bank card and cell phone coords that did the trick. I've got a tracker and now have some serious questions for the service provider ...

  • danielle.besouw - 2012-10-04 13:44


  • christopher.m.lowe - 2012-10-04 15:03

    Hang the bastards. But stab them a few times first. Enough times to be really painful and make them bleed a lot.

  • kyle.naidoo.5011 - 2012-10-04 15:07

    It is time that we the normal folk rise up to this tyrany called crime , and destroy ,you kill one of mine i will kill 10 of yours!

      tw2066 - 2012-10-04 21:53

      Like your style .... ALOT,

      Bruce - 2012-10-05 00:09

      After you bloodthirsty hard heads are done killing each other, the peace loving, decent folks can inherit the land..go on be quick about it!

  • Zax - 2012-10-04 15:22

    Huge kudos to all involved. These criminals should have their hands and feet removed.

  • charline.meintjies - 2012-10-04 15:23

    Bring die dood straf terug.

  • dredin.gounden - 2012-10-04 15:31


  • BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-04 15:37

    Let me try and clear something up: There is definitely without any doubt a racial element to these crimes (not all crimes). So, when people react to this, it's no use saying you don't like the racial 'flavour' of the comments. I don't particularly like it anymore than the next person. But consider: How many White men have you heard of breaking into Black peoples houses, torturing the occupants, raping the Granny/wife/children, and then killing them just for the hell of it. Be honest - how many? How many White men have done what these Black criminals did to this White woman? Now if one is going to ignore this OK, but some of us choose not to ignore what is so obviously fact, so don't be upset with those who prefer to call a spade a spade. Bluff yourselves if you wish, it's your choice, but don't be upset with me because I choose not to bluff myself. Day after day after day we read the facts, and yet for some reason some people still want to play 'politically correct'. Get over it and face the facts. Do I mean all Blacks do this - of course not, but again that in itself doesn't remove the racial element at play in these crimes.

      chantal.lawrieross - 2012-10-04 16:17

      Not all crimes have a racial element! Some do and yes it works both ways! Everybody in this country is suffering because of crime nomatter the color of our skins and that is a FACT!

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-04 16:38

      Yes I agree, and this is basically what I've said, except that I think you underestimate the number of racial driven crimes. But OK, each to his own. I can no longer justify ignoring the facts when faced with it day after day.

      shaun.brooks.79 - 2012-10-04 16:43

      what racial element? what the.....does skinn colour have to do with being a criminal...stop thinking like 1950 odd...we are too clever for this kind of rhetoric

      shaun.brooks.79 - 2012-10-04 16:44

      its scary to think that you can change the law but not a racist way of thinking

      shaun.brooks.79 - 2012-10-04 16:46

      you obviously use colour to describe yourself and the rest of people around you...isnt that the very thing that we have fought to stop doing??? every single 'human being' on this planet is unique but you've tried to seperate us into a little more intelligent in your thinking..i will not let these comments just go

      phillip.vaneeden - 2012-10-04 17:57

      Big you right, People live in self disbelief as everyone is afraid to speak the truth, recalling 7th stage. If you are with me on this. Never did me or any of my mates went into a township and steel some poor blokes b bicycle,nor rape or any thing for that matted, But as you said I prefer not to keep my mouth shut, however I will now be classified as a racist for stating that. Well it is a weird country. I find it funny that people belief the propaganda that have been scripted in there minds! I don't care what people classify me as, but as that all saying goes, The TRUTH hurts

      Bruce - 2012-10-05 00:05

      Truth hurts indeed and the only real truth here is that you are a sad,scared,lonely little man..I suspect you hate your life and that deep down you don't really believe the crap you speak but with no real friends, venting out against blacks online is the only thing that makes you feel relevant..well done! You got a couple of thumb ups, now go back to being miserable.

      Nigel - 2012-10-05 07:57

      Bruce & others - sorry but your pathetic description of me is totally incorrect and inappropriate. I lead a full life, extremely happy (not with SA.....), friends I have, financially comfortable etc. Sorry to disappoint you. My comments are also based on professional experience, so probably a good time for you and a few others to stop with the wild punches - you have no idea mate. I do not give a flying f about thumbs up - I'm stating that many of these crimes are racially driven (not all). If you disagree, fine. I cannot anymore deny or turn away from what is so obvious. Incidentally - did I insult you in this post - no. Try and respond with same courtesy and respect please, or rather don't respond at all if you can only throw insults around.

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-05 10:12

      Furthermore - please explain, with logic and intelligence rather than insulting someone you don't know, why this young White Mother HAD to be killed?

      Timmytomas - 2012-10-05 11:18

      One day along time ago my robbed of bank card at the ATM in Pretoria.Now what happened is there were several people and one or two suspicious looking black guys and I waited for them to use the ATM,they left and I went to withdraw the money, while the machine was busy countingispensing the money some one pushed me to the side so hard theat I felt down.It was dusk and i could see clearly the three people who not only took the money and the card Two big white laaties and a skinny black one. Ijust stood there while they ran away laghing. Now does that make me take conclusion that crime is racially based?no one thing we should realise is CRIME IS CRIME IS CRIME.PERIOD.Wemust do something about it now.@Phillip I am 38yrs old i dont have a criminal record and hve never gone to town and stole a bicycle,nor rape or anything like are all my friends.stop the way you think then maybe just maybe SA will be a better place for all

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-05 11:27

      Timmy. you think positive, and I'm not going to burst your bubble because it's good to be positive, good to be optimistic, good to give people the benefit of the doubt etc etc. You're young Timmy, and time will show you the truth of what I'm saying. For your 1 incident, I'll quote many that will clearly show you otherwise through both professional work and (now days) just pure observation. Finally, I can assure you that regardless of what you or I may think on this matter, that in itself will not change the country while barbarians rule our streets.

  • chantal.lawrieross - 2012-10-04 15:38

    South Africa needs healing!

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-04 16:29

    We need to take the law into our own hands now,see an agent on your street poison it.

  • Mike Peach - 2012-10-04 16:31

    Kyle there is a very easy and effective way to stop this,how do majority of them get around?

  • shaun.brooks.79 - 2012-10-04 16:35

    Why is human rights mentioned when discussing the perpetrator...where's the victims rights...when the criminal is in the process of torturing the victim no one gives a crap about excuses for their behaviour...they need to suffer as the victim did...that my friends is real JUSTICE

  • shaun.brooks.79 - 2012-10-04 16:38

    and when its your family member that's harmed...tell me you want to turn the other cheek and be nice...I will turn their cheek if they touch my family...

  • alan.dumigan - 2012-10-04 17:56

    I wish this lady a speedy recovery from this traumatic experience. Thanks to the enforcement agencies for their good work. As for the scum perhaps it is time for a rethink abut the death sentence. Good wishes to her from us here in Ireland as I believe she was from Derry.

  • ed.carter.351 - 2012-10-04 18:52

    Hand those scumbags over to the People court, they'll know what to do!

  • ben.small.98 - 2012-10-04 19:22

    Very nice!!! give the criminals a tip to be more careful next time!!!! Flippen media is stupid!!!!

  • hein.huyser - 2012-10-04 20:09

    Good news!! Love the outcome

  • josie.russell.10 - 2012-10-04 20:36

    OMG the poor woman. Hang the bastards. They are aged from 15-22yrs so whats their excuse. Just plain outright crimnals. The South African youth want and want it now no matter what. This has got to stop and stop now. Stick them all on Robbin Island and have them do hard labour.

  • popeye.sailor.1884 - 2012-10-04 20:42

    Bring back the death penalty! Hang the bastarts!

      tw2066 - 2012-10-04 21:56

      And get Zipper and his Muppet Malema on the ropes while we are busy with the hangings

  • mbulelo.somzana - 2012-10-04 22:27

    These dogs deserve to rot in jail.Praise God that our law enforcement units did well to catch these blood suckers.

  • dolf.dutoit.50 - 2012-10-04 23:34

    I didnt even read all the comments but what I want to know IS ... you as a police official see a vehicle ... you have the element of surprise .. HOW does anyone escape a carefully planned ambush on a stationary vehicle? Even with 4 personnel you can successfully ambush a vehicle???