Three men are expected to appear in court in Cape Town on Monday in connection with the hijacking and theft of a truck and its cargo of sparkling wine worth over R1 million (about US$61,000) this past week, the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the Western Cape said on[…]
The increase in online shopping during the COVID19 pandemic has prompted concern over the safety of courier services, as criminals look to target courier vehicles. Lansdowne resident Wafeeq Saban and his wife Rizqah witnessed a hijacking of a Ram Hand-to-Hand Services vehicle outside their house on Wednesday when a parcel[…]
Criminals have been targeting motorists along the freeways of Cape Town, hurling stones at cars travelling the busy highways at night, according to local law enforcement. In Simonsvlei, a woman driving her husband’s car was last week killed after someone threw a brick that hit the vehicle, triggering the fatal crash. READ: Four killed[…]
Following the death of Michele Pietersen, a former teacher in Paarl who was killed when a massive rock was thrown at her car and hit her in the early hours of November 28 on the N1, another report suggests the rock throwing attacks in this area are far from over.[…]
Susannah Leigh (40) was travelling from Hout Bay to Camps Bay one evening on July 22 when a couple possibly saved her life after telling her they saw a man climb into the back of her bakkie when she stopped. A couple who were travelling behind Leigh took a video[…]
Western Cape police have arrested three suspects who were found with a stolen vehicle registered to 30-year-old missing horse rider Meghan Cremer. “Three suspects – aged 27, 34 and 35 – were arrested after they were found in possession of stolen property [a vehicle] registered in the name of the[…]
Criminals seem to be becoming more and more creative when it comes to stopping motorists or getting drivers to leave their vehicles in order to hijack them, and a recent incident involving cement was possibly the most dangerous and creative method yet. While travelling along the N1 just after the[…]
Would be hijackers have found a new way to prey on unsuspecting motorists. This new hijacking method has been called the “tap-tap” method. The hijackers “tap-tap” method This method is often used with a female driver as a decoy. The alleged hijacker will tap the back of your car while[…]
A woman in Cape Town managed to stave off a hijacking attempt on Monday with some daring maneuvers, as she smashed her way to safety at a set of traffic lights. Just before the motorist could take her planned left turn, a vehicle screeched in front of her, blocking any[…]
Two men have been found guilty of the murder of Egyptian-Capetonian businessman Mamdouh Moustafa. Moustafa, known as the Cairo Shwarma King, was stabbed to death when he was hijacked in 2015. Moustafa, 68 years old, was a well-known vendor at the VOC festivals and many other events in the city,[…]
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