A disturbing clip has revealed the exact moment that a white Lexus IS250 was hijacked from a parking lot in Brakpan, Gauteng.
Driver taken hostage during Lexus hijacking
The clip was posted on social media by Yusuf Abramjee, who confirmed that the driver of the luxury vehicle had been taken hostage during the harrowing ordeal which took place on Tuesday.
In the clip, a vehicle can be seen pulling up to the Lexus with two suspects approaching their target on foot. The suspects approached the vehicle from both sides, effectively ensuring that their hostage was not only taken by surprise but had no way to escape capture.
In the video, an unknown individual can be heard reporting that the vehicle in question had fled the scene enroute to Carnival City. No police report was available at the time of publishing.
Brakpan continues struggle with hijackings
It appears that the region has been battling with similar incidents before the Lexus and its occupant was subjected to this cruel fate.
Last week reports surfaced that a man had been found in possession of a hijacked vehicle in the region. The suspect had allegedly been quick to tell police officials who his accomplice in the crime had been.
The discovery had also led police to an air gun, drugs and even a stolen cellphone after the suspect was arrested along Kingsway Avenue.
Commenting on the bust, which had been the result of a tip-off, Captain Pearl van Staad spoke on behalf of the Brakpan SAPS.
“Members responded swiftly and arrested a man driving a silver Tata sedan with no registration numbers,”
Captain Pearl van Staad
The Tata was used as an e-hailing services vehicle in the area before being hijacked in Boksburg. During the incident the driver had been threatened at gunpoint before being ordered out of the vehicle.