Cape Town hijacking victims found bound and unconscious in car boot

Two people were beaten unconscious in a hijacking in Cape Town on January 11 2022. File photo
Two people were beaten unconscious in a hijacking in Cape Town on January 11 2022. File photo
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Two hijacking victims were found bound, gagged and unconscious in the boot of their car in Cape Town early on Tuesday.

They were discovered by City of Cape Town law enforcement officers patrolling a hijacking hotspot in Khayelitsha.

Law enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason said the officers were in Kuyasa at 1.10am when they saw a white car moving at high speed.

“Upon seeing the officers, the driver stopped immediately near an informal settlement. Two occupants exited the vehicle and the officers gave chase on foot. The suspects fired two shots at the pursuing officers and then managed to disappear into the night,” he said.

When the officers returned to the car, they found two people in the boot who had been assaulted.

“One of them regained consciousness and informed the officers they were on the beach at Monwabisi, then proceeded to a shop in Endlovini, where they were taken captive by the suspects,” said Dyason.

“They were taken to a shack and assaulted. The victims remembered the location of the shack they were held captive in and took the officers there. The shack was unoccupied but two cellphones and 15 packets of tik were found.”

Dyason said the victims declined to lay charges and were allowed to recover their cellphones and car.

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