In a statement issued by the provincial commissioner of the Free State, police warned that motorists are being targeted by an unmarked white Corolla with a blue light, with two male occupants dressed in police uniform. They pull over motorists to the side and then rob them of their personal belongings.
The police urge all road users not to stop if anyone with the blue light or unmarked vehicle tries to pull them over. Motorists are advised to drive to the nearest police station or immediately contact the police.
The police would also like to warn truck drivers using the N3 near Villiers and Cornelia about the theft of truck tyres. The perpetrators target the trucks where the drivers stop next to the road to rest during the night, and, while the driver is sleeping, at around 2am, they steal the tyres.
The police also urged truck drivers not to stop next to the road on the N3, but rather to park at a safe place to rest.