Security expert identifies top 14 hijacking hotspots in Gauteng (and gives tips)
Security expert Ryno Schutte says there at least 35 hijacking hotspots in Johannesburg alone.
A video of CCTV footage has spread through social media, showing a Joburg couple escape an attempted hijacking outside their home.
Schutte is the managing director of Pro-ActiveSA, a company which helps notifies and distributes information in stolen or hijacked vehicles to security companies.
He says, based on crime statistics, the most prone hijacking areas across Gauteng are:
- Kempton Park
- Joburg CBD
Schutte says motorist must be vigilant at all times and try create time and space to be able to manoeuvre out of potentially life-threatening situations.
They usually pounce on you when you expect it least. It's typically between 4pm and 8pm in the afternoon when people are going home.Ryno Schutte, director of Pro-active South Africa
He also gave advice on the useful information authorities need from hijacking victims in criminal cases.
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