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Reiger Park hijacking: R100k reward offered

Gauteng Police commissioner Lesetja Mothiba urged anyone with information on the hijackers to come forward.

Taegrin Morris, pictured here as a toddler, was killed on Saturday 19 July after being dragged from his mother's hijacked car. He was four-years-old. Picture: Twitter.

JOHANNESBURG - Police are offering a R100,000 reward to anyone with information on the hijackers who killed a four-year-old in Reiger Park at the weekend.

Taegrin Morris was dragged behind his parents' stolen vehicle for several kilometres on Saturday as the gunmen sped off with him still strapped in with a seat belt.

He died a short while later and his body was later discovered in Boksburg next to the abandoned vehicle.

Gauteng Police commissioner Lesetja Mothiba visited the Morris family this afternoon and urged residents to work with the police.

"If there is anyone who is a suspect, let that be communicated to the police because there has been a number of people who have been pointed out."

Mothiba added that some community members have expressed that they want to take the law into their own hands and stressed that the police should be allowed to do their jobs.

An identity parade was held earlier today in an attempt to find and arrest those responsible for Taegrin's death.

The Morris family say they are confident authorities will find those responsible for the little boy's death.

A private prayer service has been planned at the family's house in Delmore Park tonight.

At the same time, the police have confirmed they're questioning one person in connection with the hijacking, but say he is not a suspect.

Police say they believe he will be useful to their investigation.