Hijacked Toyota stripped while owner is locked in boot!
A case of attempted murder and hijacking has been opened after a Soweto man was found locked in his car boot - while it was being stripped by thieves.
#BuyaMthetho #RegionG— AsktheChiefJMPD (@AsktheChiefJMPD) October 11, 2018
Great work by @JMPDSafety Operations officers they recovered a hijacked vehicle in Eldorado Park
The officers managed to rescue the owner of the vehicle who was in the boot whilst the suspects were stripping the vehicle.
The suspects are still at large. pic.twitter.com/VQAMJRBOFi
“The man‚ believed to be in his forties‚ was hijacked from Soweto by three suspects. They held him [up] with firearms and drove to Eldorado Park where they parked to strip the car‚” said JMPD spokesman Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar.
Law enforcement officers spotted‚ from a distance‚ what looked like two cars parked in the bush at about 1am on Thursday.
“As they approached the two cars‚ one fled the scene and officers then noticed that a grey Toyota was being stripped … heard some noise in the boot and rescued the man who was the owner of the vehicle‚” said Minnaar.
The car which left the scene was not identified by the officers but three suspects were implicated in the hijacking.
Minnaar said a manhunt had been launched for the trio.