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Female driver found after being taken in hijacked vehicle in Chatsworth

A White Mercedes vehicle was recovered in Lamontville, south of Durban, by Alpha 911 tactical members after being hijacked in Chatsworth with the driver still inside the vehicle on Saturday.

A vehicle was recovered by Alpha Alarms in Lamontville. Picture: Alpha Alarms

Published May 15, 2022

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DURBAN - A white Mercedes vehicle was recovered in Lamontville, south of Durban, by Alpha 911 tactical members after being hijacked in Chatsworth with the driver still inside the vehicle on Saturday.

Alpha Alarms said that the vehicle was recovered on the same day with the woman driver in the back seat of the vehicle.

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Alpha Alarms said that the Mercedes A200 was hijacked earlier that day.

“The vehicle was immediately activated by Tracker Connect. Members were on high alert and proceeded to the location of the vehicle. There, Alpha 911 members noticed the driver was in the back seat of the car, and was visibly shaken. She had been kidnapped. Members immediately secured the victim and ensured she was safe.”

Alpha Alarms added that the vehicle had been stripped.

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Provincial police spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo confirmed the incident and said a case of carjacking was opened at Bayview SAPS for further investigation.

“Yesterday around 15:00, a female was hijacked in Chatsworth. The suspects forced her to get into the back seat of her vehicle. The vehicle was recovered at Lamontville Township where the suspects had started stripping off parts of the vehicle,” she said.

Ngcobo said the woman was found lying on the back seat.

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In a separate incident Alpha Alarms said that two suspects were arrested in an attempted hijacking in Isipingo last Wednesday.

“Alpha Alarms members received a call from the owner of a hardware store based in Isipingo.The owner advised members that two suspects who were armed, gained entry via the front gate, just as a client of the hardware, was getting into his car. A suspect began firing shots into the air.”

Alpha Alarms added that as the hardware client attempted to gain access to his personal firearm, one the the suspects jumped on him, in an attempt to take away the weapon.

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“The suspects then fled the scene on foot from Bally Road into Seeboo Road. Alpha Alarms reaction officers gave chase on to the M35 across to Jeffels Road. Two of the suspects were nabbed by Alpha Alarms Tactical officers along with Metro Police, Isipingo.The suspects were taken into custody.”

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