The officers in Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) have found a victim of a hijacking locked in the boot of his own car during a random stop and search in Soweto.

It was gathered that officers pulled over the vehicle in Diepkloof earlier on Friday, and then heard screams coming from inside the vehicle.

A Germiston man was hijacked on Friday morning by three men, and was shoved into the boot of his car. He had a firearm on him, but was overpowered by the suspects.

Later, during a stop and search, JMPD officers randomly pulled over the vehicle and while questioning the driver they heard screams from the boot.

The suspects insisted that the boot was jammed, but after calling for assistance the officers managed to open it and found the man inside.

The metro police’s Edna Mamonyane says: “On opening the boot they found that the owner of the vehicle was stuffed into the boot of his vehicle, with a stab wound on his chest.”

The three men have been arrested and the victim has been treated by paramedics.