Cop hi­jacked

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A HI­JACKED po­lice ve­hi­cle has been re­cov­ered in Ku­ru­man.

Po­lice spokesper­son, Lieu­tenant-Colonel Di­makatso Mooi, said that a mem­ber of the Ku­ru­man Crime In­tel­li­gence unit was hi­jacked in his of­fi­cial ve­hi­cle while on duty early yes­ter­day morn­ing.

“It is al­leged that on Sun­day, at about 2am, a mem­ber of Ku­ru­man Crime In­tel­li­gence was on duty and de­part­ing from an event that was held at the Sec­ond Eye, Ku­ru­man. As the mem­ber was wait­ing for traf­fic to pass on the N14, he was ap­proached by two sus­pects ask­ing for a lift.

“He told them that he is not go­ing to town. The sus­pects, armed with knives, sud­denly in­creased to six and forced the mem­ber to the back seat of the ve­hi­cle be­fore driv­ing with him to Batl­haros.

“In Batl­haros they stopped at a tav­ern where three sus­pects got out to buy beer while the other three sus­pects re­mained in the ve­hi­cle. The mem­ber man­aged to over­power one of the sus­pects and stabbed him sev­eral times with the knife the sus­pect had.

“He man­aged to es­cape and im­me­di­ately went to the Batl­haros po­lice sta­tion to re­port the in­ci­dent,” Mooi said.

The ve­hi­cle was tracked and was later found aban­doned in Seodin Vil­lage, Ku­ru­man.

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