Armed bandits hijack minibus after driver stopped to “cool down’ bus
A man who pulled over on the dark Linden Soesdyke Highway to “cool down” his overheating bus was relieved of the vehicle and $20,000 cash by two armed men on Sunday evening.
According to police reports, the victim pulled over in the vicinity of Swan Village, Linden Soesdyke Highway at around 21:00hrs.
Five minutes later, he saw a dark-coloured car pull up behind his bus and two men exited. The suspects reportedly ran up to the bus and one of the men pulled out a black handgun from his waist and held the driver at gunpoint.
He was pulled out of the bus, searched and relieved of $20,000 cash. The men then drove away with the bus – a Toyota Pitbull bus registration number BWW 1914, valued $2,980,000.
A report was later made at the Kuru Kururu Police Outpost.
Investigations are ongoing.