Alert driver outwits armed hijackers and saves family’s lives

Alert driver outwits armed hijackers and saves family’s lives

- A video shows armed hijackers confronting a car in Sandton

- The car's driver reversed at high speed before accelerating forward, thereby evading the hijackers

- Some shots were fired, but luckily, no one was harmed

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A dramatic video shows the moment an alert driver outwitted armed hijackers along Katherine Street in Sandton.

According to security expert Yusuf Abramjee, the incident happened on Saturday at around 10pm. He posted the video on Twitter along with the caption:

Attempted robbery last night at 10.15pm on Katherine Street Sandton (at the traffic light outside Shell). Gang fired three shots. The robbers were in a BMW. Luckily the family managed to escape.

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The alert driver reversed at high speed before accelerating forward. The out-manoeuvred hijackers got back into their silver BMW and fled the scene.

A police investigation into the attempted hijacking is underway, reports.

Abramjee also posted another video of the same incident taken from a different angle, gathered.

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The video caused consternation among South Africans on Twitter who lamented the high crime rate in the country.

Others applauded the driver for saving the lives of his family members who were on the back seat.

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