A smash-and-grab incident plays on the elements of speed and surprise. The opportunists usually smash through the car window on the passenger side while the car is stationary at traffic lights or stuck in slow moving traffic causing a few moments of silent paralysis for the motorists.
This gives them just enough time to grab something of value like a jacket, handbag or a laptop before they flee the scene. Be on the alert when you are driving alone.
Published: 22 July 2018 - News, Accidents, Robberies & Incidents
PLEASE BE EXTRA CAUTIOUS ON THESE ROUTES - SMASH & GRABS:
Smash & Grabs almost on a Daily Basis on these roads:
BRICKS / ROCKS PLACED ON ROADS:
ANOTHER HOT SPOT:
All of South Africa:
STAY OFF YOUR PHONES:
SAFETY FACTS & HOW TO AVOID BECOMING A VICTIM OF SMASH & GRAB:
A cautious driver will be able to prevent most incidents of smash-and-grab by being vigilant and putting valuable belongings away.
Remember to trust your instincts and rather be safe than sorry.