RUSTENBURG - Police in North West have warned motorists to be careful following number of carjacking incidents reported in the province.
"Police urge motorists to be cautious when travelling or stopping alongside the roads or when ordered to stop by other motorists as that could be hijacking suspects. In some instances, particularly in Mahikeng cluster, unsuspecting motorists were stopped, robbed of their valuables and their vehicles hijacked by people who pretended to be traffic or police officials," said police spokesperson Captain Sam Tselanyane.
He said in August, a 29-year-old man was stopped by two men travelling in a Ford Bantam bakkie and pretending to be ask for directions.
"They suddenly pointed a firearm at the victim and demanded his car keys. The suspects then drove off with the victim’s silver Nissan Navara.
"In another unrelated incident in August, a 27-year-old motorist was travelling between Letlhabile and Brits, when she stopped to change a flat tyre. An unidentified vehicle parked next to her and she was offered help by two men. After changing the tyre, the men slapped the woman, took her personal belongs, including a cellphone, and drove off in her Volkswagen Polo."