Man hijacked when he wanted to help

A man was threatened at gunpoint, hijacked, and robbed after he stopped to assist people appearing to be in trouble on the Lanseria Road on Wednesday.

The motorist was driving on the Lanseria road in Broederstroom at 12:00 when he noticed a white BMW X3 next to the road and people who appeared to be in trouble. “The motorist stopped, and a number of men got out of the BMW, took out firearms and forced him at gunpoint into the back of his Toyota Hilux. His face was covered with a jacket and the hijackers drove off with him. They took his bank cards and threatened him at gunpoint until he gave them his pins,” said Romano van der Spuy, spokesperson for the Hartbeespoort community policing forum.

The hijackers drove around with the victim until they had withdrawn R20 000 from his back account whereafter they dropped him off in Nigel. They fled with his vehicle.
The police are investigating a hijacking case.