Attempted carjacking in Blythedale

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A motorist made a lucky escape on Wednesday night after two men attempted to hijack him at gunpoint.

According to KwaDukuza SAPS spokesperson Johannes Khoza, the man was driving down the Blythedale off-ramp at about 11.30pm when he noticed two men placing logs over the road

“He tried avoid them but ended up going over one of the logs,” said Khoza.

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They approached his car, aiming a gun at him.

“He managed to escape, driving over the logs. He was lucky to get only a flat tire out of the incident.”

Khoza told The Courier that a case of attempted carjacking had been opened and investigations were ongoing.

“Police are patrolling the area and motorists are asked to be extra vigilant – especially when driving alone at night.”

Allan Troskie

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