Despite social media reports of criminals making use of a new modus operandi, where someone lie in the middle of the road to stop motorists along the Modderfontein Road, no reports of this have been reported to the Edenvale SAPS, reports the Bedfordview Edenvale News.
The new modus operandi, which according to social media posts, allegedly makes use of an individuals lying next to or in a road in the early hours of the morning, is a tactic used by criminals to make motorists stop their vehicles and get out to check on the person in the road.
Once the people have stopped, this is when they are allegedly targeted by criminals and either robbed, assaulted or hijacked.
“No incidents using this modus operandi have been reported to the Edenvale SAPS,” said Captain Jean Olckers, the spokesperson of the Edenvale SAPS.
He urged community members to rather call the emergency services or the SAPS if they come across people lying in the road.
Captain Olckers said it was better to be safe rather than sorry.
To report crimes to the Edenvale SAPS, contact 10111.
Alternatively, the sector vehicles can be contacted on:
- Sector one – 071 675 6841
- Sector two – 071 675 6842
- Sector three – 071 675 6843
- Sector four – 071 675 6844.
– Caxton News Service