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WATCH: Family taken hostage during hijacking

15 November, 12:23 PM

Police are looking for five suspects who hijacked and kidnapped a family of three - a couple and their child - in Constantia Kloof, West Rand over the weekend.

CCTV cameras captured three men dragging one of the victims, before forcing him into the back seat of a dark SUV.

Florida police spokesperson Captain Lydia Mtila-Dikolomela told News24 there were five suspects and "apparently four of them were in possession of firearms."

The family survived unscathed and was dropped off in Meredale, at the corner of Margaret Street and Aasvoel Avenue, Johannesburg – about 20km from the hijacking spot.

Police said the suspects demanded their bank cards and PINs before withdrawing an undisclosed amount of cash.

No arrests have been made and the vehicle has not been recovered.

A case of hijacking has been opened at the Florida police station.

*This story has been updated to add the number of victims following police confirmation.

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