High-speed carjacker pursuits are a common thing in South Africa, a country that has the highest carjacking rate in the world. According to the country’s police service, between April 1 2016 and March 31 2017, there were 16,717 carjacking incidents in South Africa, the highest number recorded since 1996.
These incidents, which South Africans refer to as hijackings, are on the rise: there were 14.5-percent more cases in 2016/2017 than in 2015/2016. Factor in the worrying statistics of vehicle thefts (53,307 cases in 2016/2017) and you get a very grim picture of what car owners have to go through in South Africa.
Under these circumstances, authorities do what they can to fight carjackings and one way is to allow private security companies to lend a helping hand. One of these firms is called NoJack and is run by former police officer Anton Koen. A glimpse at his YouTube channel is very telling of the dangers that lurk around every corner on South African streets.
He recently uploaded a dashcam video that shows the interception of a group of thieves that had carjacked a VW Golf GTI Mk7 fitted with a vehicle tracking system supplied by NoJack.
From the high-speed search and pursuit to the apprehension of criminals, the video is guaranteed to keep you glued to the screen. It portrays a high-stakes situation that can go wrong at any minute since both the thieves and their trackers have lethal guns that they’re not afraid to use.