The owner of this blue CiTi Golf believes his car was used in a drive-by shooting in Bishop Lavis hours after he was hijacked by four men in Athlone.
It’s also believed the skelms tried to sell the Golfie for just R800 early yesterday morning, but they couldn’t get a buyer.
It was a day of trauma for a 27-year-old man and his 24-year-old tjommie, who were hijacked in Walton Street, Bridgetown, just after midnight yesterday.
The two were “relaxing and smoking” inside his cabbie when four coloured men opened the doors and threatened them at gunpoint.
The 24-year-old man says the robbers, masked in balaclavas, forced his friend out of the car and demanded their valuables.
“It happened so fast and they pulled the driver’s door open and held a gun to my friend’s head,” he says.
“I got out and they told me to get back into the car and they spoke in Afrikaans. They held a gun against my back and said I must go with them and get back into the car.
“I don’t know what came over me but I moved towards my friend and said no. I told myself if they were going to kill me, let it rather be in front of my home than in a foreign place.”
The car owner believes they survived the ordeal because they kept their cool.
“I think if we did try anything they would have shot us right there,” he says.
The robbers sped of and the duo immediately alerted mense on Facebook.
“We received information that they tried to sell the car after 6am for R800 in Kewtown,” says the friend.
Yesterday afternoon cops called them to say the Golf had been used in a drive-by shooting in Netreg, but this could not be confirmed.
“I feel heartbroken because my car was used,” says the owner.
Police spokesman Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed the hijacking and said the suspects were still at large.
The navy blue CiTi Golf’s registration number is CA 755 825.
If you have spotted the car, please call Crime Stop 08600 10111.