Thursday, July 25, 2019

Man gun pointed, choked and hijacked

Unlucky evening to a man who stopped his car to assist someone who hopped in front of his vehicle and claimed his car has broken down on the road.
A man of 43 year-old who was driving back from his friend house jerked by robbers gun pointed to his head and was hijacked near Hermanus, the victim was forced into the boot of his vehicle. According to IOL, he was tied up, choked with rope then later somewhere in the bushes told to flee if he still wanted to live. The man was found with bruises on his neck and hands and taken to the hospital for treatment.  A burnt-out vehicle, which has yet to be identified, was later discovered in Hawston.
Police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirmed on Monday that the 43-year-old man was on his way home from a friend’s house in Sandbaai. When he saw a vehicle that broke down, “A male person jumped into the road” and the complainant stopped to assist. The suspect pulled out a firearm and pointed it against the victim's head. The suspect instructed the complainant to get into boot of his vehicle, drove him to Kleinmond where they tied, choked him up with a rope. Die Burger also report that his cellphone and wallet were stolen,
No arrest has been made yet by time of this report. Information is requested to contact the investigation officer, Sergeant Mbongeni Mazuthu, on 028 313 7000 during office hours.

Edited by: Mandlenkosi Mde



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