A teenager faces serious charges of kidnapping and the alleged hijacking of a vehicle. The 16-year-old suspect was arrested after Law Enforcement officers had responded to a vehicle having been hijacked close to the N2 on Monday, June 14.
As reported by IOL, on arrival officers discovered that the suspects were allegedly offloading 17 school children on the N2 in the direction of Cape Town. Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith indicated that as the officers approached the suspects, they fled into a nearby bush, however, one suspect was apprehended. According to Smith, the vehicle was hijacked with learners inside of it and the suspects then attempted to offload the learners on the side of the highway.
Meanwhile, a 14-year-old girl escaped after an attempted kidnapping in Brackenfell on Tuesday, June 8, News 24 reports. Western Cape police spokesperson, FC van Wyk, confirmed the incident stating that the girl was walking home when she was approached by a blue Volkswagen Polo. An unknown male allegedly got out of the vehicle and tried to grab the teen, but she managed to break loose and run in the opposite direction, where she stopped another vehicle for assistance.