Hijackings in Mfuleni raise the eyebrows

2016-01-14 06:00
 Police are warning motorist to be vigilant in Mfuleni following a spike in hijackings in the area.  PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

Police are warning motorist to be vigilant in Mfuleni following a spike in hijackings in the area. PHOTO: Mandla Mahashe

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Mfuleni police have sent a warning to the community of Mfuleni and surrounds regarding an increase in hijackings in the area.

Last week Mfuleni SAPS spokesperson Captain Nomathemba Muavha told City Vision that there was a spike in reports of hijacking in Mfuleni.

“Hijackings take place anytime it does not matter whether it is day or night.

They usually follow the victim and block the car with another car and force the victim out,” she said.

She said that the culprits also drive past their victim and pass them and when they are about to get into their yard or opening the gate they confront the victim and take the vehicle.

“They also target victims at four way stops or robots or even during the day, when the business have stock in their vehicle and are busy offloading, then they point the victim with firearm and take the car away with the stock,” she said.

She advised motorists to be extra vigilant and be always on the lookout.

“When dropping or picking up someone, do not wait in the car or “chill & chat”, because you become a victim.

Observe while you driving or parking of any suspicious actions and make sure that all doors are locked when driving,” she said.

Late last year Mfuleni police sent out a warning regarding an increase in incidents where motorist were lured by prostitutes and then robbed and hijacked.

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