The motorist must have thought he was committing an act of kindness when he gave the hitchhiker a lift in Brackenfell.

However, what he did not know was that he would meet his end trying to be a good samaritan. According to police, the incident took place earlier in the week.
As reported by Eyewitness News, the 40-year-old driver stopped to give a 25-year-old hitchhiker a lift.
It is not exactly clear, at this point, where the hitchhiker was going, but sometime after he was picked up, police allege that’s when the robbery ensued.
The motorist must have realised that he had gotten himself in danger at that point.

Police spokesperson, Andre Traut, revealed that the 25-year-old allegedly shot the motorist and took off with his vehicle.
The suspect allegedly fled to Scottsville, a downtrodden neighbourhood that separates Brackenfell North and Kraaifontien.

After a brief pursuit, Traut revealed that police caught the suspect and placed him under arrest.
The 25-year-old, is due to appear at the Blue Down Magistrate’s Court on charges of murder and armed robbery.

Authorities have warned the community to avoid giving people lifts. Robbers often pose as hitchhikers in areas where the practice is very popular — as it is in Brackenfell.
The South African

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