Teenagers arrested for hijacking

2012-12-20 12:03

Pietermaritzburg - Police have arrested two teenagers in connection with kidnapping a man and hijacking his Volvo S40 in the Pietermaritzburg CBD.

A third suspect is still at large.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said the pair allegedly approached Hoosen Mohamed, 47, and offered to wash his car as he waited for the traffic lights to change at the intersection of Masukwana and Hoosen Haffejee streets in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

He gave them R20, but told them he didn’t want his car washed.


They allegedly opened his door, produced knives and ordered Mohamed out of the vehicle. His hands were tied and he was forced into the boot of the vehicle, said Zwane.

The suspects drove the vehicle to the kwaBusubeshe area in Taylor’s Halt, about 20km outside Pietermaritzburg. They dumped Mohamed on the side of the road and fled.

Police found the vehicle hidden among houses in the Hhaza area in Mpophomeni, said Zwane. When the officers approached the vehicle, two suspects got out of the vehicle and fled.

“Police then gave chase and arrested both suspects. A third suspects is still at large,” he said.

Zwane said the victim suffered no injuries.

The suspects, aged 15 and 18, are expected to appear in the Pietermaritzburg Magistrate’s Court shortly.


  • Neo - 2012-12-20 12:13

    Teenagers wasting their lives...

      silenta.solly - 2012-12-20 12:18

      It really saddens me that they are really wasting their lives like this now they will end up in jail

  • valashiya - 2012-12-20 12:15


  • kosie.nel.14 - 2012-12-20 12:26

    The ANC is developing a training course: "The short walk to successful hi-jacking!" Should you fail fourteen times, you will get a grant!

      Sibusiso - 2012-12-20 12:42

      I pity your wife.

      kosie.nel.14 - 2012-12-20 15:45

      O.K. Sibusiso, lets make it 15 times! Pass one pass all!

  • Tshephangsithole - 2012-12-20 12:32

    What a waste,stupid teenagers!!! You offer service,they refuse with a lil compensation yet you hijack. They are true idiots

      Nicole Soccer-Babe Take - 2012-12-20 13:44

      if i want 20 000 u offer me 20bucks as alternative, would you expect me to take it? #common sense

  • Pete7930 - 2012-12-20 13:18

    shoot them! Merry Xmas to useless scum.

  • peter.woods.142 - 2012-12-20 15:04

    Born free's??????? Eish, and we can't even blame apartheid !

      zuma.compound - 2012-12-20 15:22

      They will ALWAYS blame Apartheid..

  • Shelley Jennings - 2013-07-18 10:15

    Ya! Like a VOLVO S40 can be hidden away among houses!!! Silly kids!!!!!!!!!

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