Durban hijacking - cops make more arrests

2012-10-04 17:50

Johannesburg - Two more people have been arrested in connection with the kidnapping of a KwaZulu-Natal woman earlier this week, police said on Thursday.

They were taken into custody in KwaMashu on Wednesday night, Captain Thulani Zwane said.

Dorothy Carlyle, 59, was assaulted and stabbed outside her home in Cadogan Drive, Durban North, on Tuesday afternoon. Her hijackers locked her in the boot of her silver BMW and drove off with it.

It was through technology that Carlyle was eventually saved after her last cellphone co-ordinates were traced to Newlands East.

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.

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

After a shoot-out with the hijackers, police arrested two women and a man while continuing the search for two more men.

All five, aged between 15 and 22, would appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Friday.

  • freddie.l.roux - 2012-10-04 18:01

    This is what our youth are resorting to. We are in big trouble if something doesn't change soon.

  • conrad.burke1 - 2012-10-04 18:03

    fantastic work by SAPS co-operating with tracking agencies!

      hugh.robinson.56 - 2012-10-04 18:39

      ahh but consider that your actions can be tracked by the police or any Government dept without court order. Cell phones we know of, but how did the Police get permission to have access to her banking details when the BANKS refuse to deal with anyone but the account holder. Great that it worked but food for thought none the less.

      mc.segal.5 - 2012-10-05 06:16

      I dont believe for one minute that my banking details are that secure. If you give your ID or any details to anybody You might as well walk about naked as far as I am concerned.They can see everything.

      gungets.tuft - 2012-10-05 06:26

      Her family gave Marshall Security and a private agency access to her accounts. Tracking your cell connections via any of our (useless) cell companies requires a court order or an open case of serious crime (hijacking, murder and att murder). There is no big cospiracy behind this. My advice, make sure that your family knows your online banking logins and passwords - they can log in immediately and see transations going through, the private detective agencies will know what the branch codes and ATM references mean.

  • Small.Mbongwa - 2012-10-04 18:08

    Gosh>>>15-22yrs something is really wrong here>even afraid to confirm that's where I come from>>>very dissapointed>>>

      babs.gcuma - 2012-10-04 20:03

      WeSmall ihlazo leli nami ngiyesaba

  • tobydt - 2012-10-04 18:08

    "All five, aged between 15 and 22..." F***it.

      tw2066 - 2012-10-05 05:23

      Tells us that the future adults in SA are more f#$ked up than our generation... got lots to look forward to

  • teleki.maker - 2012-10-04 18:13

    News 24,u said 50 last time,know she 59, mxm

      tw2066 - 2012-10-05 05:24

      Who gives a sh^t, the point at hand is a bunch of youth who take what they want when they want,,,

      christopher.collings.9 - 2012-12-15 06:39

      a fool will point out others mistakes due to their inability to think of anything sensible to say.

  • Vince.York - 2012-10-04 18:16

    Massive increase in KAN crime correlated with massive arrogance and support of anc in KZN????? Just a question - like why Durban's street children rampant and left as abandoned as the influx of foreigners living under bridges and on railway lines when Nkandla & Kings go into unprecedented luxury

      gungets.tuft - 2012-10-05 06:27

      "Support from the ANC". Are you on tik?

  • king.rasta.583 - 2012-10-04 18:27


  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-10-04 18:37

    Holiday makers take note..stay away from KZN !!

      tw2066 - 2012-10-05 05:24

      I live in KZN and I would second that!!

  • pvjohnson1 - 2012-10-04 19:08

    Scum of the earth-pity Mob Justice did'nt come into play at the Tavern.

  • ted.byrne.18 - 2012-10-04 20:36

    They are reporting that the lady was a British grandma in England ,hence the effort me thinks,I hope ordinary citizens are afforded the same treatment.......!!!!!

      tw2066 - 2012-10-05 05:26

      Well this has been all over the Brit papers. Seems our biggest export at the moment is bad news.

  • sherrcrouch - 2012-10-05 09:13

    Wow again so very young, what is wrong with the youth????

  • tamishka.ra.5 - 2012-10-11 11:01

    getting how does it help da situation. Dey probably have bail money.....will get out & repeat same........sum 1 please explain how the justice system works.........

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