Hitchhikers warned to be cautious after attacks in Harding and Kokstad

DURBAN: KwaZulu-Natal police would like to warn the members of the community to be aware of a group of people that are robbing hitchhikers. The heavily armed group of men are targeting hitchhikers and truck drivers. Their modus operandi is to kidnap the victims and take them to a secluded spot where they will be robbed of their belongings at gunpoint.

A number of these incidents have been reported in Harding and Kokstad which are under the Harry Gwala District. Whilst police have undertaken various approaches to catch the perpetrators, they remain elusive and use different vehicles to evade detection. Anyone with information regarding the suspects is requested to contact Crime Stop on 08600 10111. Anonymous tip-offs can also be communicated via the MySAPS App.

Source: South African Police Service