Police authorities have confirmed that bandits now use naked women as bait to trap and hijack motorists on SA roads.
The ugly development was first circulated by Arrive Alive – a road safety advocacy and awareness group on its Twitter page. The organisation validated its claims by posting two photos on Twitter over the weekend, warning motorists, especially long distance truckers, to keep an eye off the naked bandit and her cohorts.
The organisation validated its claims by posting two photos on Twitter over the weekend, warning motorists, especially long distance truckers, to keep an eye off the naked bandit and her cohorts.
In one of the photos, an undressed woman was spotted parading on the road and private parts discreetly covered by gold stars image.
Local media outlet, OL reported that the editor of the Arrive Alive website, Johan Jonck, confirmed that the photos were posted by the organisation.
Jonck reportedly said: “I can confirm that the post is true and that this is a new thing criminals are using to hijack motorists.
We [Arrive Alive] are trying our utmost best to get more information on this. We urge motorists, especially long distance truckers who are most times the prey of these syndicates, to please be vigilant on the road and not to stop at all.”
The bandits operate by positioning the undressed woman on the road to distract drivers.When drivers slow down to look at the woman, her accomplices then emerge from hiding to rob and hijack them.
The bandits are said to have carried out their operations on the N17 highway in Bloemfontein, Free State. The highway runs from Johannesburg along the border of Swaziland to Ermelo, Mpumalanga.
Weighing in, Police authorities in Bloemfontein confirmed receiving reports of hijackings and robberies that have followed this pattern along the N17 highway.
Please do not hesitate to alert the nearest police station if you come across this naked woman while driving.
Just a few days ago, Vehicle tracking company Ctrack released its hijacking and crime statistics. The report detailed the hijacking hotspots across South Africa’s biggest cities, and the time of day most South Africans are most vulnerable.
The company indicated in its report that car and truck hijacking is most common in South Africa’s most populated province, Gauteng, followed by other built up provinces such as KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape.
The report added that the majority of hijackings in the country mostly occur between 18:00 and 23:59 in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, and between 00:00 and 05:59 in the Western Cape.