Within a 48 hour time frame, Armed Response Members from Landry Securitas along with Members from various police precincts responded to 5 separate hijacking-related incidents in the northern suburbs of Cape Town.
This sudden spike of similar incidents where Taxify Drivers are targeted by hijackers played out in Kraaifontein and surrounding neighbourhood's last week.
The owner of Landry Securitas, Mr Gordon Landry, explained The Modus Operandi:
"The hijackers which one is armed, request for a pick-up via the Taxify App. After they've been picked up and taken to their "destination" they rob the driver of his money, mobile phone and vehicle. The driver is then simply thrown out of his vehicle."
On 28 November 2018 at 21h40, Landry Securitas was called out to an incident where a Taxify driver was thrown out of his vehicle in Jannie Rossouw Street, Windsor Park in Kraaifontein. The victim had to run to a nearby service station for assistance.
Gordon Landry, arrived on the scene within minutes and was provided with the details of the hijacked vehicle.
After further investigation, the vehicle was found abandoned, by Landry, Cst Benans and Sgt De Koker from Kraaifontein SAPS on Gladstone Street in Durbanville at 23h00.
Thereafter, information was received of a Chev Aveo who was also robbed from the owner in Protea Heights Brackenfell. Quick response and investigation work once again led to the recovery of the Aveo (also abandoned) in Bellville, by Landry, Sgt Jonas and Sgt Webu (Brackenfell SAPS).
Shortly thereafter, the third incident was received from Charnwood Crescent in Zonnendal, Kraaifontein. The hijackers / robbers only managed to flee with the key of the vehicle.
No one was injured during any of the incidents.
Thank you Gordon Landry, (Landry Securitas), Kraaifontein & Brackenfell SAPS for your remarkable and phenomenal assistance and response!!
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