Man missing after Joburg hijacking

2015-03-21 14:23
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Johannesburg - A man is missing after apparently being shot during a hijacking in Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Saturday.

The man and a woman were driving in a Toyota Hilux on their way to OR Tambo International Airport on Friday and were confronted by gunmen when they stopped at a robot, spokesperson Kay Makhubela said.

The hijackers took the Hilux, tied up the woman and put her in their kombi.

She later told police that the hijackers shot the man during the hijacking.

"It is not clear if he was killed. He is nowhere to be found," Makhubela said.

Some of the hijackers drove off in the kombi with the woman still tied up but were involved in a car accident in Naledi, Soweto.

After the crash, in which no injuries were reported, the hijackers fled the scene and the woman was found and untied. She was not physically harmed.

Members of the flying squad spotted the Hilux near Zola, Soweto, and gave chase.

There was a shoot-out between the hijackers and police, during which one of the suspects was wounded.

He was taken to hospital, where he remains under police guard.

Police were still searching for three more men in connection with the crime.


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