Police are appealing to residents who may have information regarding the case to call them on 031-571-6512/3/4 or the Crime Stop number 08600-10111.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said the woman had heard noises outside her Karley Close home and went outside to investigate.
Mathios added that when back-up officers arrived, the hijackers fled in different directions but the officer managed to arrest one of the hijackers.
ER24 responded to the scene at about 12pm after they were called to the scene by local authorities. Upon arrival, paramedics found authorities gathered around a refuse bin.
Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said the armed response officer was patrolling the area at around 5pm when a security guard flagged him down for assistance.
Westville SAPS attended the scene of the crime.
Police seized an unlicensed firearm from one of the suspects. The serial number of the firearm had been filed off. A woollen beanie and gloves was also recovered from the vehicle.
They fled the scene in a grey BMW with no registration plates. No injuries were reported.
Police believe that the men in the published image could be of assistance in solving the case.
In the first incident, a 39-year-old man was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in the Empangeni Regional Court for raping his 24-year-old prison inmate, recently.
It is alleged that unknown people, aiming to rob unsuspecting motorists, placed rocks and rubble and other dangerous items to obstruct the drivers, before robbing them off their valuables.