Couple hijacked while having sex in car, Canelands, KZN

Reaction Unit South Africa

Couple hijacked while having sex in car, Canelands, KZN
Couple hijacked while having sex in car, Canelands, KZN. Photo: RUSA

A couple were hijacked while having sex in a vehicle in a cane field in Canelands, Verulam on Thursday 13 September 2018.

At approximately 18:48 members of Reaction Unit South Africa responded to the scene after being informed of the incident. Upon arrival Reaction Officers managed to locate the female victim who explained that she is employed at King Shaka International Airport.

After work she stopped at a supermarket in Tongaat to buy groceries when she met a man who offered her money to have sex with him. She accepted his offer and the two left in his Toyota Tazz. The driver proceeded to a cane field where the two had sex in the vehicle.

While the couple were distracted they were approached by a man who was in possession of a knobkierie. He instructed the two to exit the vehicle before he robbed them of their valuables. The suspect then robbed them of their cell phones and wallets before he drove off in the victim’s vehicle.

The male victim proceeded to the main road where he managed to get assistance and began a search for his vehicle. He returned to the scene while Reaction Officers were interviewing the female victim.

He initially denied knowing the woman and stated that he was hijacked at the entrance of the Airport however he later confirmed the female’s version of events. The victims were not injured during the hijacking.

The suspect involved in the hijacking is believed to be targeting people having sex in the cane fields in the Canelands area. RUSA has attended to several calls of hijackings and robberies where the same modus operandi was used. In one case the female victim was raped.

The male victim’s are generally assaulted with a knobkierie or metal pipe during the robbery. In all previous incidents there were two suspects involved however today only one suspect was seen. The suspects strike in broad daylight and at night.

The public is cautioned not to park in the cane field as the area is isolated and extremely dangerous.

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