Big jump in carjackings in South Africa

epah

Executive Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2014
Messages
6,463
These days they seem to hijack anything, Not only the polo and hilux anymore.
 

Neuk_

Executive Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2018
Messages
6,925
These days they seem to hijack anything, Not only the polo and hilux anymore.

In our suburb, any Toyota is fair game, from Etios to Corolla to Hilux to Fortuner.
 

Praeses

Expert Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2005
Messages
4,904
The "salesmen" at traffic lights tried to indicate "something wrong" with my Polo the other day. They point to the very front of the car, like I wouldn't notice if my radiator was broken/leaking?
 

epah

Executive Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2014
Messages
6,463
The "salesmen" at traffic lights tried to indicate "something wrong" with my Polo the other day. They point to the very front of the car, like I wouldn't notice if my radiator was broken/leaking?
Maybe your VW badge was missing.
 

Praeses

Expert Member
Joined
Oct 29, 2005
Messages
4,904
Maybe your VW badge was missing.
I would still not hop out and investigate at a traffic light! But it's still there, absolutely nothing wrong with the vehicle besides being a target for criminals.
 

The_MAC

Executive Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2012
Messages
7,436
The "salesmen" at traffic lights tried to indicate "something wrong" with my Polo the other day. They point to the very front of the car, like I wouldn't notice if my radiator was broken/leaking?
They do this often, I suspect for you to open your window and engage in a conversation - in case you need a cheap charger to destroy your phone, or a bubble making machine

But I have seen the guys selling license disk holders pointing at the badge and then at his branded holders
 

The_MAC

Executive Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2012
Messages
7,436
Data from these incidents show that the most-targeted body styles for hijackers in 2022 were the sedan and hatchback, followed by bakkies, panel vans, SUVs, station wagons, micro/minibuses, trucks under 3,500kg, motorcycles, and buses.
Thanks for listing all vehicles on public roads..

Is a Tuk-Tuk a motorcycle?
 

The_MAC

Executive Member
Joined
Oct 11, 2012
Messages
7,436
I'd love to know how you hijack a motorbike. I know it does happen, but it's incredibly unlikely.
If I had to do it, I would pull-up with a buddy, both of us kitted out, pull out a gun, force the guy off, jump on and drive off
 

maumau

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 13, 2009
Messages
19,385
Hijacking is traumatic but the constant fear that it might happen is also unsettling. Having to drive with closed windows on a beautiful day, trying to be aware all the time of what's going on around you is stressful.

Last week instead of taking the highway from Fairland to Fourways Crossing I took the back roads to avoid William Nicol between the highway and Monte Casino. That section is heaving with vendors, windscreen washers and beggars plus traffic is always at a standstill.

Then that intersection where you cross William Nicol from Fourways Mall to Fourways Crossing the guys smack your window if you ignore them, put their faces up against the glass insistently and you're trapped, gridlocked and scared.

Instead of being excited about getting a new phone I had a horrible day:crying: criminals are sucking the enjoyment of life out of me :mad:

Between them and the taxis there's no pleasure in driving anymore.
 

Captain Beer

Executive Member
Joined
Jun 27, 2005
Messages
6,882
The way things are going these days they're going to be hijacking cars just to nick the petrol out of the tank.
 

Wesker

New Member
Joined
May 23, 2019
Messages
7
At casinosanalyzer https://casinosanalyzer.com/casino-bonuses/joefortune.com games, gamblers will find many games like - joefortune game, all of which have excellent sounds, animations, and graphics with 3D design. Actually, there are over 15+ games to play, including a variety of slots, table, teen Patti, card and progressive games.
 
Last edited:
Top