Suspected hijackers arrested after taking woman (53) on terror ride to Umlazi

Two men, both aged 22, recently appeared in the Durban Magistrates Court facing four counts of carjacking committed in the Montclair area.

This comes after they were arrested for accosting a 53-year-old woman while she was seated in her vehicle and thereafter taking her on a terror ride.

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Provincial police spokeswoman, Col Thembeka Mbhele said that on August 19, 2018, at about 12:30pm, it is alleged that the woman was seated in her vehicle outside her home in Woodlands when she was approached by two unknown armed men.

“At gunpoint, the suspects demanded her car keys and forced her into the passenger seat before they drove off towards Umlazi,” she said.

The suspects dropped the victim off under the Prince Mshiyeni Bridge and sped off in her vehicle. “The matter was then reported to Montclair SAPS,” she added.

Following an exhaustive investigation by the Montclair Trio Task Team together with Crime Intelligence officers, police then proceeded to the Lamontville area where they apprehended the wanted men and recovered a hijacked vehicle.

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“The suspects were positively identified and linked to four carjackings committed in the Montclair area,” added Col Mbhele.

The accused were remanded in police custody until October 4, 2018 for a formal bail application.

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