JMPD warns motorists not to stop when rocks are thrown as it is a ploy to rob

There have been serious reports of people throwing rocks from bridges onto cars travelling on the highway. It’s believed that the reason people are throwing rocks from bridges is to do more than damage your vehicle, but to rob you as well.

JMPD Spokesperson Edna Mamonyane chats to Stephan about the issue of rock throwing as an attempt to hijack cars, and even shares a personal experience about the trauma she faced while driving with her family.

Mamonyane says that on Sunday evening, she was coming back from a funeral with her family. She adds that there was a rock that hit the windscreen of the car but luckily, the window was shatterproof. The person who was driving the car obviously wanted to stop, but I encouraged her to keep going until we reached the police station says Mamonyane.

Mamonyane says that naturally people want to stop and assess the damage to their car. She adds that the first incident that was reported occurred when rocks were placed on the road at night.

Mamonyane says that patrol vehicles are placed to ensure that there are no obstructions. She adds that they would check bridges to ensure that there are no suspicious looking characters.

We normally say to people don’t stop, because that is exactly what they want.

Edna Mamonyane, JMPD Spokesperson

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