Loco thieves take train on 12km joyride along the South Coast

Loco thieves take train on 12km joyride along the South Coast

- Two thieves left egg on PRASA's face after managing to hijack an empty commuter train right from under their noses

- The pair then took their new wheels on a 12-kilometre joyride along the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast

- The incident left security both shocked and embarrassed, with the public wondering how things got that far in the first place

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Over the weekend, two thieves decided that they would hijack something out of the norm, commandeering a commuter train from eMkhomazi and only stopping in Umgababa, a stunning 12 kilometres away.

The incident has left PRASA embarrassed and looking into how the two men tricked the guards into allowing them to access the empty train.

The pair jumped off of the train at their final destination, fleeing into nearby veld while security guards pursued. An employee who had been working on the railway line at the time expressed her surprise:

“I thought I had seen it all in my career, but no. While we were busy working on other trains, two drug addicts stole one train that was staged and drove it from eMkhomazi all the way to Umgababa - an entire train. Just think about it, the complication of starting it, releasing the brakes, accumulating vacuum before it can actually depart."

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IOL reports that PRASA is remaining tight-lipped over the details of the 'highly-sensitive' matter, which they are investigating, but that didn't stop Mzansi from having their say:

Mfuneko Figo Booi : "These guys watch too much Hollywood movies."
Mtsenga Isaac: "Give those guys a job. They proved you wrong."
Lamla Skundla: "Atleast they didn't take any people's lives. Enjoy the ride chanas!"
Linda Xabendlini: "They're hijacking everything with wheels from wheelbarrows to bicycles lately kubi ngempela."
Lee Van Der Vindt: "I love when our security flaws are exposed, gives me reason never to trust 'security'."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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