Johannesburg – Authorities have sent out warnings to members of the community of the growing numbers of criminals who are targeting cars driving pass overhead bridges.
The culprits pace moving cars, and drop rocks to cause the driver to stop, while their accomplice jumps out of hidding and rob drivers.
See tweets by @Abramjee – Another rock throwing incident on the N17. This must be stopped by police. Patrol these interactions and arrest the damn criminals. RT TO DEMAND. @Abramjee @SAPoliceService @MbalulaFikile @JMPDSafety @HermanMashaba @City_Ekurhuleni @TrafficRTMC pic.twitter.com/yVqsQOdDbU
— #MakeSASafe (@MakeSAsafe) December 30, 2017
Another rock throwing incident: this time in Johannesburg. The vehicle that was hit crashed. See photos in next week. @GP_CommSafety @GTP_Traffstats @TrafficRTMC @JMPDSafety @City_Ekurhuleni @HermanMashaba WATCH pic.twitter.com/ha3Cw60GNq
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) December 30, 2017
However, these criminal tactic has caused families their loved ones, hence the police and community service are informing the public of this crime.
Just recently two children were killed in a similar incidence.
Photos of the rock throwing incident on the N2 between Tongaat and Ballito KZN this week. Two people were killed. These cold blooded murderers must be arrested & punished. #MakeSASafe @MbalulaFikile @SAPoliceService @Abramjee pic.twitter.com/w1H2zq3EU4
— #MakeSASafe (@MakeSAsafe) December 29, 2017
Motorists are advised to switch lanes as they approach bridges to avoid falling victim to this heinous crime.