POTCHEFSTROOM - Police management in the Bojanala Platinum Sub-District 1 in Brits, would like to warn drivers about escalating hijackings occurring in the policing precinct of Hebron. This warning is issued after several cases were reported between November 2022 and February 2023.
In most of the incidents the victims were contacted by the suspects, pretending to be clients, who requested assistance in transporting goods with Light Delivery Vehicles (LDVs). On arrival at Hebron, the victims were overpowered by multiple armed suspects and their vehicles hijacked.
On Monday, 3 November 2022, at about 16h00, a Hyundai H100 vehicle was hijacked at Itsoseng, near the Hebron Mall.
In Another incident reported on Tuesday, 24 January 2023, a Hyundai bakkie was hijacked by four armed suspects at Itsoseng, Hebron. The victim was kidnapped and released unharmed in a bushy area in the vicinity of Oskraal.
Another hijacking was reported on Thursday, 9 February 2023, at Newstand Section in Hebron. The victim was overpowered by three suspects, who took his Nissan NP300 bakkie.
The last incident was reported on Friday, 10 February 2023, when the driver of an Izuzu bakkie was overpowered and hijacked by two armed suspects in Rockville Section in Hebron.
Motorists especially the drivers of the LDV’s are therefore urged to be vigilant at all times, especially when they are to meet with unknown clients in Hebron. Furthermore, they must avoid meeting in secluded areas, but rather use frequented public places, such as fuel stations.
Source: South African Police Service