Driver and passenger assaulted, carjacked

Randfontein Police attended to the carjacking.

A 42-year-old man and his colleague were first pulled out of their vehicle then assaulted in a carjacking in Eight Street in the CBD on Saturday, 18 March.

Captain Appel Ernst, Randfontein Police spokesperson, said it is alleged that the victim and his colleague were at an intersection at the mentioned location when two other vehicles suddenly boxed them in.

Also read: Two friends’ terrifying carjacking ordeal

“They (the victims) allegedly tried to outrun the vehicles and took Village Street to escape. It is further alleged they were followed and eventually cornered in Village Street. One of the suspects in one of the two vehicles allegedly debarked and ran towards the victim’s vehicle,” Ernst explained.

The suspect wielded a firearm and allegedly shattered the driver’s window. Both the victim and his colleague were dragged out of their vehicle and assaulted, and the suspects fled in the victims white Hyundai I10 with registration number FN 42 JJ GP.

Captain Ernst added that one of the vehicles driven by the suspects was a Clio, but the other vehicle is unknown. No serious injuries were sustained by the victims and no shots were fired.

The Randfontein Police are appealing to any eyewitnesses to the incident to report what they saw at the police station.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at randfonteinherald@caxton.co.za  (please remember to include your contact details in the email) or phone us on 011 693 3671.

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Maritza van Zyl
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