Strange but true: Traf­fic cop’s car hi­jacked

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THE Lim­popo Depart­ment of Trans­port has con­demned the “pure act of crim­i­nal­ity” after a fe­male traf­fic of­fi­cer was hi­jacked in her of­fi­cial ve­hi­cle out­side her house in Lenyenye, Lim­popo, last week.

Depart­ment spokesper­son Joshua Kwapa said the of­fi­cer was un­harmed in the hi­jack­ing after she stopped out­side her house in her Golf 6.

“For us, this is a pure act of crim­i­nal­ity. Some of the of­fi­cers take of­fi­cial ve­hi­cles home with them.

“When she stopped out­side her house, she was blocked off by crim­i­nals,” Kwapa said.

“We are ob­vi­ously very con­cerned about the safety of our traf­fic of­fi­cers. Luck­ily, she was un­harmed dur­ing this in­ci­dent,” he said.

After the of­fi­cer was hi­jacked, she went to the po­lice sta­tion to re­port the mat­ter. Lim­popo po­lice spokesper­son Lieu­tenant-Colonel Moat­she Ngoepe con­firmed the in­ci­dent.

“She was blocked off from be­hind by a sil­ver grey Ford Fo­cus with un­known reg­is­tra­tion num­bers [and] with three oc­cu­pants inside, wear­ing bal­a­clavas,” he said.

“Two sus­pects ex­ited the car and ap­proached her, whereby she ran away leav­ing the car be­hind.

“They en­tered the car and drove away,” Ngoepe said.

He said there had been no ar­rests and po­lice were still in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter.

— News24.

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