Police officers arrested for alleged hijacking, kidnapping and armed robbery

Gauteng Police spokesperson, Colonel Lungelo Dlamini. File photo: Randburg Sun.

Three police officers were arrested in Krugersdorp West after they allegedly hijacked two vehicles and kidnapped and robbed their drivers on Saturday, 9 June.

A truck driver and the driver of the truck escort vehicle were travelling along Rustenburg Road when the incident took place.

Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, spokesperson for the Gauteng Police, said the policemen had stopped the truck and escort vehicle and forced the driver of the latter out of his vehicle.

“He was then ordered into a police vehicle,” said Dlamini. “One of the police officers jumped into the truck and forced its driver to sit in the passenger seat.

The vehicles were driven to an open veld and both drivers forced to lie on the ground while being threatened with firearms. They were also robbed of a substantial amount of money before the officers drove away.”

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After a case was reported, information was followed up and the police officers were arrested.

The truck and the escort vehicle were later recovered. The police officers, who were part of the Germiston Flying Squad, were arrested and detained at the Krugersdorp Police Station. They are set to appear in the Krugersdorp Magistrates’ Court shortly. Dlamini said that communities are urged to take every possible step to report corrupt police members and those involved in criminal acts.

The Provincial Commissioner of Gauteng, Lieutenant General Deliwe de Lange, has ordered a full and thorough investigation into the activities of the arrested police officers.

“Taking action against bad elements in the service must be seen as a commitment by management to work towards a better police service,” said De Lange.

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Bianca Pindral
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