R55 motorists warned against picking up hitchhikers


Police have cautioned motorists driving on the R55 to avoid picking up hitchhikers.

This comes after cases of hijacking were recently reported near Olivenhoutbosch.

In the most recent case, on Sunday, a man in his forties was robbed of his white Mercedes-Benz C-Class after he picked up two women who pretended to be stranded.

Police said the victim was knocked unconscious and woke up in Akasia hospital the following day.

ALSO READ: Police warn east motorists to stop thinking with ‘head’

“He could only remember picking up two females the previous night,” police said.

A case of hijacking was opened at Olivenhoubosch police station for further investigation.

Do you have more information about the story? Please send us an email to [email protected] or phone us on 083 625 4114.

For free breaking and community news, visit Rekord’s websites:

Rekord East

Rekord North

Rekord Centurion

Rekord Moot

For more news and interesting articles, like Rekord on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or Instagram

Reitumetse Mahope

Latest News


Recommended Story x
Matrics warned against ‘pens down’ parties