Couple hijacked in uMhlanga mall parking lot

A COUPLE on their way to gym were hijacked at gunpoint by armed men Tuesday evening in the parking lot of The Crescent Shopping Centre. According to Capt Raymond Deokaran, spokesman for the Durban North SAPS, the incident occurred at about 7.45pm.

“The couple had just parked their vehicle, a BMW, and had gotten out of the vehicle when a black Mercedes pulled in front of them. Two suspects, one of whom was armed, pointed a gun at the victims and demanded the car keys. The suspects then drove off  heading north towards the N2. It is unclear if the suspects involved are the ones linked to more than eight armed robberies in the greater Durban area. The vehicle used matches the description but we have been unable to verify the number plates to see if it is the same gang,” Deokaran said.

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A black Mercedes gang has been linked to various crimes and was involved in a shootout with members of Marshall Security on Sunday evening on Percy Osborne Road.

Kelly Carmichael of The Crescent Centre Management confirmed the incident had taken place.

“Fortunately nobody was injured. The incident is under investigation and we are cooperating as much as we can with the necessary authorities,” Carmichael said.


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Shiraz Habbib

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