Mitchell’s Plain police are cautioning motorists to be vigilant on the road as obstacles may be placed there to get them to stop and be attacked or robbed.
This comes after a woman was robbed when she stopped to remove a brick on Swartklip Road, in Tafelsig, on Monday July 18 at about 6pm.
She was approached by two men who stole her belongings.
“Mitchell’s Plain police want to caution the public to ensure that they travel and arrive safely to their designated destination,“ said station spokesperson Sergeant Zandi Langa.
The suspects have not yet been arrested.
Anyone with information can call 086 001 0111.
Anonymous tip-offs are welcome.
Sergeant Langa urged the community to be vigilant and cautious when driving early in the morning, at night and during load shedding.
“The community must be extra careful and arrive safely.
“The perpetrators are targeting specific roads that are near to the bushes where they will easily escape after committing crime,” she said.
Station commander Brigadier Cass Goolam said the police were working around the clock to prevent and combat crime.
“Building stronger relationships and partnering with the community in Mitchell’s Plain cluster forms part of the police plan of partnership policing,” he said.