Heroic Uber driver braves hijackers to save family: "We must help each other"

Heroic Uber driver braves hijackers to save family: "We must help each other"

- An Uber driver was hailed a hero after he acted quickly to help a family, who had been attacked by hijackers

- The Uber driver used an App to call for help after the family's son fought off the hijackers with a screwdriver

- Within minutes, Police were on the scene and the family received much needed help

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Robin-Lee, a 29-year-old George resident, fought off hijackers after his family was ambushed by three armed men.

According to South Africa LIVE, Robin-Lee and his family were travelling in two separate cars when one of them broke down.

The family tried to work fast to get off the road, which was notorious for hijackings. However, as Robin-Lee was about to cut a car's seat belt to create a tow rope, three men approached them- one of them had a gun and two had pangas.

He recalled the gunman had the firearm pointed at his father, but the gun was jammed so Robin-Lee took a chance to fight for his family.

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At that point the other two hijackers dragged his mom and brother, 11, out of their car and attempted to cut off her hands.

Robin-Lee got hold of the one man, and with a screwdriver, he stabbed him about five times. The thugs fled, dragging their injured accomplice with them.

Meanwhile, an Uber driver saw what happened and he used an App to call for help. Within minutes the cops arrived and the family was helped.

The Uber driver opened up about the incident in a video. In the clip he can be heard saying he got sad every time he saw someone suffer and nobody stopped to help.

"We must help each other," he added.

READ ALSO: World's dumbest thieves: Robbers arrested after owner asked them to come back later

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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