New vehicle theft trend in Tshwane: car sprayed with cement before attempted hijacking

A local resident reported a case of an artful hijacking attempt during which his vehicle had been cement-sprayed in order to force him to stop on the N1 highway on Wednesday afternoon.

Schalk Jacobz was on his way back home driving underneath the Jean Avenue bridge when his car was “suddenly covered in cement falling from above”. As the vehicle’s windshield was completely covered and Jacobz was unable to drive further, he had to stop his car. He then noticed about seven men in the nearby bushes.

“They started approaching me and that was when I sped off,” Jacobz said.

The man had approached the police with the information about this incident and the metro police declared the men wanted.

Police spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba averred that those responsible “would face the full might of the law”.

Lyttelton police spokesperson Captain Dave Miller confirmed the police were aware of the isolated incident, but could not comment on it as it had not been reported to the station.

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