Community members urged not to fall prey to transport scam, two suspects arrested

MPUMALANGA – Mpumalanga police are warning community members to be extra vigilant in view of a transport scam which nearly reared its ugly head at Pienaar near Nelspruit, whereby motorists, bakkie owners in the main, were targeted by individuals who would lure them into secluded spots under the disguise of looking for transport. These men who are armed, would call unsuspecting bakkie owners pretending to be in a dire need for transport to ferry their traditional herbs to another area. When the victim responds positively to the hidden trap and proceed to the place where he is directed to, he would be accosted at gunpoint, robbed or his vehicle stripped then left tied up in the bushes. The warning comes after two incidents happened at which two victims were done a blow where similar tricks were employed