Reuven Blignault
1 minute read
3 May 2018
1:33 pm

Uber driver found safe after being kidnapped in Linden

Reuven Blignault

A victim was hijacked and kidnapped outside a shop in the Johannesburg neighbourhood.

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A victim was allegedly kidnapped after a hijacking took place outside a shop on 5th Street in Linden on 1 May, Randburg Sun reports.

Linden Police Station spokesperson Constable Takalani Matumba confirmed that the driver of a luxury silver Mercedes Benz was said to have been held at gunpoint in his car and kidnapped.

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At 7.45pm, the driver of an Uber Black stopped at a shop on the corner of 4th Avenue and 5th streets to ask for directions as he was struggling to get back to Rosebank.

Matumba said: “He was then approached by three … males and was threatened with a firearm. He was forced to get into the backseat of his car.”

The suspects allegedly drove away with the victim still inside the vehicle.

Matumba continued: “They covered his face so that he could not see where they were going. They then dropped him off at Southgate Shopping Centre and drove away with his car, including his two cellphones.”

No injuries were reported.

Details: Linden police 011-888-9299.

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