Friday, August 11, 2006

Hijackers make off with R100 000

By Tarryn Le Chat

Armed men made off with R100 000 in coins after they hijacked an Ottery wholesaler's driver on his way to the bank yesterday morning.

According to the Cape Times, the incident took place in broad daylight and happened in heavy traffic at the Vanguard Drive and Klipfontein Road intersection in Gatesville.

The driver, Ismail Davids, said he was on his way to deposit the money at the Absa Bank in Goodwood.

After the herendous act took place, Davids stopped a police patrol vehicle to report the incident. On his arrival at the Athlone police station, he heard that the hijacked truck had been found in Manenberg. Davids said he is glad to be alive.

Spokesperson Randall Stoffels confirmed that police were investigating the hijacking.



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