A shocking video that did the rounds on social media shows a Capetonian mother trying to stop her vehicle after it was hijacked with her three children in Gatesville on Tuesday, July 20. In the video, an unknown suspect is seen reversing the woman’s car out of the parking as the mother tries to stop the vehicle. However, the suspect got away and later dropped the kids off along Pook Road where they were then reunited with their mother, IOL reported.
According to News 24, a family member indicated that the woman’s vehicle got hijacked while she was selling some cakes, a day before the Muslim community celebrated Eid. The family is now being assisted with trauma counselling, with assistance from the neighbourhood watch and Athlone community policing forum.
Meanwhile, police spokesperson Colonel Andre Traut indicated Athlone Police are investigating a hijacking case as the vehicle was recovered in Hanover Park. No arrests have been made and no injuries were sustained, Trout reiterated.