Beware of carjackers!

With the start of the 2017 general election, motorists in Port Moresby are urged to take preventive measures when driving around.

This comes after a number of recent attempts of carjacking and holdup in the suburbs.

Gerehu police station commander, Robert Kurei, said the number of hold ups and carjacking has increased during this election period.

Most of these incidents happen when families are trying to drive into their residence or driving out.

“These men are doing this right at our doorsteps now and we urge residents to take a little more extra care during this time.”

Criminals are using the opportunity to their advantage when a lot is happening during the election period.

In order to avoid such misfortune, drivers must check their driveways as well as their rearview mirrors. Confirm if you are being tailed or if there is anything suspicious.

“Stall them and report to the nearest police station as soon as possible.”

Annette Kora