Motorists urged to never step out of the car when spiked

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Anti-crime activist, Yusuf Abramjee, is calling on the police to beef up their visibility to prevent the rise in vehicle car-spiking incidents.

His remarks follow spiking incidents on the 14; N4 in the North West and near Fountains in Pretoria, where such crimes are most prominent during the night or the early hours of the morning.

Criminals place spike strips or other objects that penetrate the tires of the car, which usually force the driver to step out of their vehicle to inspect the damage.
Abramjee, however, says one must never stop and inspect the damage.
Just last month, police arrested 11 suspects in connection with the spiking incidents.

Abramjee says private security companies are working closely with the police and patrol the hotspot areas.

Tshwane Metro Police Department agrees with the crime activist and says motorists should drive to the nearest police station or garage after being spiked instead of stopping.

Tshwane Metro Police spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, says they have increased their team’s visibility to curb the incidents.

Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa

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