Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Welkom: Police in Thabong are investigating a case of carjacking, kidnapping and sexual
assault after a couple was kidnapped on Tuesday; 16 June 2020, in Thabong.

It is alleged that the 19 year old complainant was sitting in his car with his 18 year old girlfriend, when a silver Toyota Tazz with unknown registration number appeared from nowhere and parked behind the complainant’s vehicle.

One suspect got out of the Tazz and confronted the complainant, ordered him to get out of the car and thereafter occupied the driver’s seat. After struggling to start the engine, the suspect forced the victim to show him how it is done.

The second suspect approached from the Tazz, armed with a firearm and sat next to the girlfriend. The complainant was forced back into the vehicle. The suspects then drove away with both victims till at Phumlani Cemetery, where the girlfriend was indecently assaulted.

It was during that time when the complainant managed to run away screaming for help. On realizing that they could be apprehended, the suspects then fled the scene in the complainant’s vehicle, a white Toyota Corolla with registration number HHJ282FS.

Any person with information that may assist in tracing the suspects should contact Thabong SAPS Station Commander Brigadier; Cynthia Molale, on the following number (057) 910 2397.