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Blurred lines between hijackings and house robberies

[Johannesburg, 3 June 2014] - It is safe to assume that most South Africans have come across hijacking tips and statistics at least once since this criminal trend first reared its ugly head on South African roads. Matrix, right by your side, was among the many safety advocates providing tips, insights and emergency contact numbers to arm motorists with enough knowledge to protect themselves.

Statistically, motorists are more likely to become victims of hijacking at their place of residence, on a weekday, between 4pm and 8pm. Many months later, this statement continues to ring true, but these warnings have since evolved into something not entirely new, but certainly with a new twist to be wary of.

Previously, motorists were warned to be vigilant when approaching their place of residence, to ensure they weren't being followed and to be cautious when exiting the vehicle to open a gate or to carry in the groceries. While a place of residence continues to be the likeliest scene of a hijacking, it is now just as dangerous to exit your driveway as it is to enter.
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Blurred lines between hijackings and house robberies

Last updated : 3 June 2014

 
 

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