Dramatic Pretoria hijack attempt caught on camera

2015-01-22 13:15
A screen shot of the hijacking caught on camera (Youtube)

A screen shot of the hijacking caught on camera (Youtube)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories


WATCH: Dramatic footage shows smash-and-grab in Johannesburg traffic

2015-01-20 08:30

Footage loaded to YouTube by user Craig Jennings shows dramatic footage of a Johannesburg motorist falling victim to a smash-and-grab robbery along Witkoppen Road near the Cambridge Road intersection in Paulshof. Watch. WATCH

Pretoria - Dramatic cellphone footage has emerged of a hijacking attempt outside a Pretoria nursery school on Thursday morning.

Netwerk24 reported that five men posing as police officers tried to hijack a Chinese couple driving a black BMW X5. The hijackers were dressed in police uniforms and drove a white BMW with a blue light.

Shots were fired during the hijack attempt, which took place as parents were dropping their children off at the school.

A parent at the school filmed the hijack attempt and loaded it onto YouTube.

According to The Citizen, the incident happened at the corner of Rubenstein and Helois roads in Moreleta Park.

An abandoned vehicle was later found in Tembisa, containing police vests and jackets, a blue light and two R5 rifles. Police believe it was used in the hijacking attempt, The Citizen reported.

Read more on:    pretoria  |  crime  |  hijackings

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


Matric Results are coming soon!

Notify me when results become available

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.