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Watch: Westmeath daylight hijacking caught on camera [video]

Andile Sicetsha - 03.09.2021

A man was hijacked in broad daylight in Westmeath, KZN. The incident was caught on camera.

A hijacking incident that took place in Westmeath, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) was caught on camera.

Westmeath authorities are looking for this perp

Details around the incident are sketchy at this time. Swisher Post News made a number of attempts to get comment from Westmeath police but we were unsuccessful at the time this article was published.

From what we understand, a man carrying a plastic bag was forced out of his white bakkie by an armed assailant. The mask-wearing hijacker was seen pushing the victim to the side of the road with a firearm firmly in his grasp.

The victim didn’t offer any resistance and allowed the suspect, who’s believed to have been in cahoots with at least one other assailant, to make off with his white bakkie.

The incident took place on a busy street in Westmeath, in broad daylight.

An eyewitness who watched on in horror took footage of the incident, with these images captured of the suspect:

Photo: Sourced from @abramjee / Twitter
Photo: Sourced from @abramjee / Twitter

Of particular interest to authorities will be this silver Nissan Tiida which coincidentally pulled away from the crime scene, behind the stolen bakkie.

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Photo: Sourced from @abramjee / Twitter

At this time, however, it’s not confirmed if the vehicle was involved in the incident.

Hijacking caught on camera – Watch

Footage of the brazen Westmeath hijacking incident surfaced on social media and went viral after it was posted by renowned crime reporter Yusuf Abramjee.

Here’s the full clip of the incident:

It’s presumed the suspects were at large when this article was published.

This is a developing story.