The Police in Ohrigstad are making an appeal to the motorists driving along the R555 Burgersfort-Ohrigstad road and R36 Ohrigstad-Hoedspruit road to be cautious and extra alert when driving on those roads.
Speaking to the Sekhukhune Times Sgt Kholofelo Phokane said, “Our police are investigating a case of Car-jacking, this follows an incident which happened on 3 November whereby an African male between the ages of 28-30 was travelling alone on the R555 road towards Ohrigstad . He was driving a white Nissan NP200 when he noticed a suspicious white BMW with no registration numbers following him and driving very close to him next to the railway crossing at Longsight Ohrigstad.”
Phokane said the victim continued to drive until he joined the R36 Ohrigstad-Hoedspruit road and the vehicle followed him until they accosted him and forced him off the road at gun point.
“The attackers were four males wearing balaclavas, the victims hands was then tied with a robe and his head covered with a blind folder and he was robbed off his wallet and the vehicle and dumped at a secluded area around Kgautswane.”
The police were informed and after preliminary investigation the victim’s vehicle was found burned in the mountains at Kgautswane village.
“No one has been arrested and we are requesting anyone who can assist the police with information that can lead to the arrest of this criminals to contact the SAPS crime stop at 08600 10111 or SAPS Emergency at 10111 or SAPS Ohrigstad at 013-238-0205.
“We are making an appeal as the police to our motorist to contact the nearest police if they notice a suspicious vehicle following them while driving on our main roads or to drive straight to the police station to avoid being hijacked off their vehicles,” added Phokane.