Police at Alexandra Police Station are investigating the hijacking of two vehicles and the theft of a third one.
Police spokesperson Captain Stephen Malatji said the first incident involving a female motorist from Kelvin occurred at 8am on 24 August at a robot-controlled intersection on Lenin Drive and Laduma Street, East Bank.
Two suspects who crossed the road in front of her Honda Jazz with registration number FS78LMGP turned on her at gunpoint and ordered her to get out of the vehicle. They drove away in the vehicle towards Alexandra leaving her stranded on the roadside until she was assisted by onlookers to report the incident.
The second hijacking occurred at the intersection of 2nd and Alfred Nzo avenues at 5am on 26 August and involved a metre taxi driver from Vooslorus who was driving a silver Toyota Corolla Quest with registration number FY65KS GP. He was called to pick up customers and take them to Sandton. On arrival, three people walked away and two others got into the front and back passenger seats of his vehicle. When the victim asked for confirmation of their destination one of them said they were going to Wendywood. When the victim stopped the vehicle to change the information on his navigation system, the passenger in the back drew a gun and pressed it against the victim’s head and the one in front held him by his shirt. The victim freed himself, opened the door and ran away. The suspects drove away in the vehicle. Inside were the victim’s two cell phones worth R2 400, his driver’s licence and bank cards.
Meanwhile, another motorist’s vehicle, a blue VW Golf with registration number DM45VHGP and worth R30 000, was stolen from his place between morning and evening on 22 August. He left it locked and parked in a secure and lockable driveway on his way to work but found it missing on his return.
Details: Alexandra Police Station 011 321 7621