Kidnapped woman rescued, two suspects behind bars

NORTHERN CAPE- Two suspects are expected to appear in the De Aar Magistrate’s Court soon, on counts of kidnapping and theft of motor vehicle.

It is alleged that the victim had employed the two men as bricklayers, as she was building and renovating her house in De Aar. On Monday, 13 June 2022 the two allegedly kidnapped the victim (30) and forced her into the boot of her Audi Q2 and drove off with her. The victim was in possession of her cellphone, and she managed to communicate with her mother via WhatsApp about the kidnapping ordeal and theft of her motor vehicle.

Her mother immediately alerted the police about the alleged incident and police in De Aar reacted promptly and launched a search and tracing operation.

The particulars of the victim and the vehicle were circulated.

De Aar SAPS members with the owner of Landile Security Services collaborated during the search and trace operation.

The search and tracing operation led the team to Grasmere filling station on the N1 South of Johannesburg and found the suspects in possession of the reported stolen vehicle with the victim bundled in the boot. The victim sustained bruises, as a result of the scuffle that ensued during the kidnapping.

With the assistance of the Johannesburg Highway Patrol including the private securities in Grasmere, the suspects were apprehended.

The District Commander of Pixley Ka Seme , Brigadier Nomana Adonis expressed her gratitude to all the role-players who were involved in the apprehension and arrest of the suspects as well as the safe return of the victim.

Source: South African Police Service