Durban man shot in pre-dawn driveway hijacking

2015-10-05 13:00
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Durban - An Asherville man was shot during a hijacking in his driveway early on Monday morning as he was returning from mosque.

Blue Security operations manager Brian Jackson said it would appear that the hijackers ambushed the man when he returned to his Tarndale Road home at around 05:30.

It is understood that he had driven into his property when four armed men blocked the motorised gate from closing.

“He was shot during the incident and a family member rushed him to a local hospital,” Jackson said.

“The hijackers fled in his car with stolen cash and the resident’s garage remote. The suspects were apparently seen in the area in a white Golf,” he said.

Jackson advised residents to be vigilant when arriving and leaving home in the morning and evenings, as driveways were hotspots for hijackings.

“Criminals stake out their victims before striking so it is important to vary your routes to work and home and to be aware of your surroundings before pulling into the driveway. Stop parallel to the verge and make sure there are no suspicious individuals or vehicles around you before opening he gate and turning to pull into the driveway,” he said.

Read more on:    durban  |  hijackings  |  crime

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