Prossie hotspot hijack venue

2015-08-27 06:01

Mfuleni motorists have been warned by police to refrain from picking up prostitutes along the Old Faure Road, after an increase in robberies and hijackings in the area.

According to SAPS there was an upsurge of crime in the area and that men were often the main target.

“They must refrain from picking up the prostitutes and drive into the bushes, because they become victims of robberies, assault, murder and hijacking, especially when there is a disagreement about payments for services rendered,” said police spokesperson Captain Nomathemba Muavha.

She said that in the latest incident, a man was hijacked on Saturday after stooping at the side of the road.

“The victim alleged that he was dropping off workers at Bosasa Temporary Housing, when a male approached him and asked for a lighter. After that he was pointed with a firearm and told to drive to Khayelitsha and was later locked in a shack,” she said.

She said that fortunatley, the man managed to escaped and rushed to the police to report the matter.

“His vehicle was recovered the same night in Nyanga with two occupants, a male and a female. The female confirmed that the victim was there at Old Faure looking for their services, however the negotiations went wrong,” she said.

The suspects, 41 and 25 respectively, were arrested for hijacking.

“These victims always claim that they pulled over the side of the road to urinate, or they stopped at the stop sign and someone appeared from nowhere and pointed him with a firearm or they were busy talking on their mobile phone.

Most of them have families or hijacked with a company vehicle and they are ashamed of what will come out,” she lamented

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