Motorists using the R59 Boy Louw and Vanderbijlpark off-ramp near Vereeniging are urged to be on the lookout for a blue Mercedes Benz Sprinter bus and Marathon bus, both with blue lights.
Police spokesperson Captain Fikile Funda said the two vehicles carried rifles and pistols belonging to a gang pretending to be police officers conducting a “roadblock”, Sedibeng Ster reported.
“These people are hijackers and not police officers. People must be careful because the area is a known hotspot for hijacking.”
Funda further urged community members hiring help to demand personal documents, as the help is commonly involved in house robberies and house break-ins.
“When you hire a person as a gardener, make sure that you have his or her personal particulars. There are cases of house break-ins and theft where gardeners have been implicated.
– Caxton News Service