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CARJACKING TIPS: PHILIPPI-EAST
2021/05/31      |  Written By:  Captain G Meyer   |   Province:  Western Cape

Philippi-East: The Philippi-East policing precinct had an increase of carjacking cases from Monday, 24 till Sunday, 30 May. The hotspots are New Eisleben-and-Govan Mbeki roads. Motorists are hereby cautioned whilst travelling on these roads.

Hijackings 

  • Avoid being alone in a vehicle when travelling at night;
  • Do not stop around hijacking spots or at any secluded area;
  • Always be alert when driving. If you suspect that you are being followed by a suspicious vehicle, drive to the nearest police station or call the SAPS Emergency number 10111;
  • Do not pick up hitchhikers, particularly when you drive alone;
  • Increase caution at intersections-always keep a look out for people loitering around your car or for any sudden activity around your car;
  • Avoid distractions such as being on your phone, drinking and driving.