Kidnapped Durban teenager escapes from shipping container. A teenager from Durban who was allegedly kidnapped on Tuesday morning while waiting for his school bus was able to escape the incident.
Around 7.30 am, the 16-year-old was reportedly waiting for his vehicle on Basil February Road in Wentworth when he was approached by three men.
An incident report states that the victim’s mother called the police to report that her son was waiting for school transportation to Chatsworth at the racetrack when three men approached him, covered his face, and forced him into a car.
Kidnapped Durban teenager escapes from shipping container
Despite being supposedly carried to a shipping container, the teenager was able to escape.
He claims that a member of the public helped him by telling him that he was in the Jacobs neighborhood and then driving him back to his home.
After an incident on Tuesday at the racetrack in Basil February Road where three unidentified criminals allegedly pulled a 16-year-old victim into a vehicle, provincial police spokesperson Colonel Robert Netshiunda said Wentworth police are looking into a case of kidnapping. The family are happy he got away
“It is alleged that the victim was waiting for school transport when he was kidnapped. The victim was kept in a shipping container for a day before he managed to escape. No arrests have been made,” he said.
A 14-year-old child was shot and hurt in a shooting earlier this month in Wentworth, south of Durban.
Around seven in the morning on May 4, the event happened in Major Calvert Road.
According to an incident record, the victim was shot in the left shoulder and the left side of the neck after police got a report of a shooting. When the officers arrived on the site, bystanders told them that the victim had been shot.