- A man was hijacked outside his girlfriend's house and it was caught on camera
- A car with three armed men pulled up behind him, and forced him to leave with them
- He was not harmed but was forced to withdraw a substantial amount of money that they stole, along with his vehicle
A man's car was hijacked while he waited outside his girlfriend's house in Albertville, Johannesburg. According to the police, he was later forced to withdraw a large amount of money.
The man stopped in front of the gate of his girlfriend's house and while he waited for her to open the gate, a car pulled up behind him. Three armed men jumped out of the car.
According to police spokesperson Captain Jerbes de Bruyn, the suspects forced the man into the back of his car and drove off with him. They took him to an ATM, where they made him withdraw cash to the amount of R19 000.
The man was later dropped off close to the FNB Stadium in Soweto, where he managed to phone for help. He was not harmed during the ordeal.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that statistics from the police force in the country show that 16,325 vehicle hijackings were reported between April and March 2019. It is astonishing to note that at least one motorist gets hijacked every 32 minutes in the country.
The five most-hijacked models of cars in South Africa are selected based on their demand in the market and the prospect of valuable items belonging to the owners of luxury automobile brands. Many citizens and residents own the most stolen cars in South Africa because they offer utility and comfort at an affordable cost. Criminals, therefore, find it easy to resell them or to 'strip' them for the resale of their parts.
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