SPOKESPERSON for the Alexandra Police Station, Captain Kholeka Mhlongo, has issued an urgent message to the public to create awareness of criminals preying on those seeking jobs. “After a recent rape case which took place on November 30 in Hayfields where a woman seeking a job was raped, we want to convey an urgent message to the public that job seekers must be more cautious when approached,” said Mhlongo. Mhlongo said that a woman who was looking for a job had met an unknown man who promised her that he had a friend who was looking to employ someone at a lodge. She said that the woman, who was desperate for a job, jumped into the man’s vehicle so that she could go to the friend’s house. “Once in the car, the man gave the woman juice which after a few minutes made the woman very drowsy.“Thereafter the woman could not remember anything and woke up at a house naked with abdominal pains,” said Mhlongo. The woman said that when she woke up the man was naked and she noticed condoms on the floor and the man told her to have a bath and then stopped a taxi for her. “These criminals will use anything to get what they want and we urge members of our community to realise that even if they are desperate they must please ask some questions and get to know the person before trusting them,” said Mhlongo. Mhlongo added that if anyone ever found themselves in a situation like the one above, they should either walk away or scream for help.