Police spokesperson, Ikobeng Hlubi, tells OFM News the spike in common robberies is attributed to the construction work currently taking place on that road, which in turn slows traffic down during peak times.
It is during those times in the morning and in the afternoon that unsuspecting motorists have been ambushed. Hlubi provides more tips to assist motorists passing through that area.
She says motorists must ensure all their valuable items, including cell phones, handbags, and laptops, etc., are kept safe in the vehicle. She further adds motorists must be aware of their surroundings when driving past the area.
Construction can be seen throughout Bloemfontein, as the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality in the Free State prepares for the introduction of the Integrated Public Transport Network (IPTN), which will include a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT), named Hauweng.
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