Tshwane Metro Police officers arrested for hijacking

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department CLU unit arrested two Tshwane Metro Police Officers and an accomplice following a truck hijacking syndicate operating on the R21. The truck was spotted, stopped along the R21 by a grey BMW 3 series, which looked suspicious nothing like a police vehicle, fitted with white emanating lights.

EMPD Spokesperson Colonel Kelebogile Thepa said based on the suspicion of the officers, they conducted a vehicle enquiry check and the vehicle came out as having been recovered.

“The truck driven by the third suspect, spotted the EMPD unmarked vehicle slowing down, and it sped past the officers, this was after the occupants of the BMW, being TMPD corrupt officers were interrogated by the EMPD officers, a chase ensued, which saw the vehicle being abandoned along the R21 Southbound before R562 off-ramp. The EMPD officers pursued the suspect on foot, until being apprehended in a nearby bush, with the assistance of GDOCS and SAPS choppers”.

Thepa added that preliminary reports suggest that the driver was abducted and dropped off in the Bapsfontein area, and further taken to Olifantsfontein SAPS to register a case.

The suspects are expected to appear in court soon.

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