Easter hi­jack­ing in the Bay

Zululand Observer - Monday - - ZO NEWS - Tam­lyn Jolly

IT was not a Good Fri­day for two men who were hi­jacked at Richards Bay’s wa­ter­front and driven north on the N2 be­fore be­ing kicked out of the ve­hi­cle.

The hi­jack­ing oc­curred at about 7.30pm last Fri­day, in the vicin­ity of the restau­rants at the Small Craft Har­bour.

Four sus­pects, two of whom were armed with firearms, held up the oc­cu­pants of the Toy­ota Hilux dou­ble cab, bundled them in the ve­hi­cle and sped out of town.

The vic­tims were dropped off on the side of the road at Bush­lands, just south of Hluh­luwe.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice re­ports, one of the sus­pects re­mained with the vic­tims un­til the oth­ers had driven the ve­hi­cle fur­ther and hooted for him to join them.

Once alone, the vic­tims made their way to the near­est home­stead and were taken by com­mu­nity mem­bers to a lo­cal po­lice sta­tion.

A case of car jack­ing is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by Richards Bay de­tec­tives, but no ar­rests have yet been made.

The ve­hi­cle is yet to be re­cov­ered.

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