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Hijack Victim Extorted For R20,000 To Spare His Life

Last week our teams managed to successfully recover two hijacked vehicles, one of which where the victim was extorted for R20,000 by the suspects to spare his life.

On Saturday evening at approximately 20h30 members of our Special Operations Team were activated to assist Cartrack with locating a white Golf 7 that had been hijacked in the Umbilo area.

Members immediately responded and within a few minutes together with members of Cato Manor Trio Crimes and Urban Defense, the vehicle was found abandoned on a dirt road off Liliancrest Walk in Cato Crest, Mayville where it was successfully recovered.

Upon further investigation it was established that the driver of the vehicle had also been kidnapped during the hijacking and was extorted by the suspects to pay them R20,000 to spare his life. Thereafter was dropped off on the N3 near Tollgate bridge.

The scene was secured for further investigation and processing.

Earlier in the week on Thursday afternoon at approximately 12h20 members of our Special Ops Team were activated to assist Cartrack with finding a silver Toyota Hilux that had been hijacked in the Mount Moriah area.

Our team members immediately responded and within nine minutes of being activated, the vehicle was found abandoned and recovered in an informal settlement in Kwamashu A-Section by members of our Special Ops Team, the SAPS Kwamashu Trio Crimes Unit and Cartrack ground team.

The vehicle was then handed over to the owner as he did not desire to open a case with the SAPS.

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