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Khutso Maphatsoe
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26 Apr 2018
2:25 pm

Hijackers kick Benoni woman, 62, in the chest

Khutso Maphatsoe

The Rynfield resident was hijacked outside her home on Monday evening.

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A 62-year-old woman was held at gunpoint by three men wearing balaclavas in Paul Roos Street, Benoni City Times reports.

According to Benoni SAPS spokesperson Captain Nomsa Sekele, two of the suspects dragged her out of her car and one drove the car they had arrived in.

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“They kicked me in the chest. They actually wanted to kick me in the face, but I moved and got hit in the chest,” said Vilakazi.

The suspects took a handbag, a laptop and gym bag, her wedding band, cellphones and car.

“I nearly lost my children because one of them came to open the gate for me. He was traumatised,” she said.

According to Sekele, the Mercedez Benz E300 was recovered an hour later at a house in Ivory Park.

“One of the suspects was arrested and a case of hijacking was opened at the Benoni SAPS,” she said.

According to Vilakazi, the suspects followed her from her office in Wattville to her home in Rynfield, Benoni.

Vilakazi commended the Benoni SAPS for all its efforts in helping to recover her car and belongings.

“I know we always complain about the police, but they really did a great job helping me,” Vilakazi said.

Sekele encouraged people to report any crime to the police.

She said victims should report crimes to 10111.

“We are always there; we will always do our best,” she said.

Vilakazi urged people to be more vigilant when driving because “you never know who’s watching.”

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