An woman has been left traumatised after she was beaten with a gun and kidnapped in a hijacking in Umhlanga Rocks on Wednesday.
According to Marshal Security, the woman was reportedly in her stationary car on Lighthouse Road when she was approached by two armed men.
The security company's Umhlanga Urban Improvement Precinct Guarding were alerted just after 11am.
Armed reaction officers were dispatched and went after the hijackers who sped off towards Durban, with the woman in the back seat.
She was assaulted with the butt of a gun.
Fortunately, she was abandoned by the hijackers after the vehicle suffered a blowout and stopped on the embankment adjacent to the M4 Ruth First Highway.
They then fled on foot into the nearby bushes, taking with them a bag with a large amount of money.
An extensive search by Marshal, police and Metro police K9 unit yielded no results.
Although severely traumatised, the woman declined to be transported to hospital after she was assessed by Crisis Medical Emergency Services.