Motorists hijacked by hitchhikers on R71 Phalaborwa


By Mpho Modiba

PHALABORWA – Police are searching for three suspects who hijacked a Suzuki Ertiga reg no. FWF 803 L on R71 on Tuesday.

It is alleged that the 3 men hitchhiked on R71 at a Tavern near Mondzweni Majeje Benfarm at around 20:10 and told the driver that they were getting off at Zwide, the other side of Majeje near All Saint College.

As the driver was driving to drop the suspects off at Zwide, they took out a gun and he was then instructed to drive straight to town along the road to town, the driver was told to make a short left into the bushes, and after the Lulekani cross nearby Sasavona guest house.

After they got into the bushes they instructed him to stop and get off, and thereafter they took the car and drove off.

The victim was left stranded in the bushes until he got help to open a case at the police station.

The police appeal to members of the community who can assist with information that can help locate the car should contact 0826944017 or 0847267037 or crime stop number 0860010111 or the nearest police station or MySAPSApp

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