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handcuffsTimeslive reports that three Germiston Flying Squad police officers are in custody after allegedly kidnapping‚ hijacking and robbing drivers of two vehicles in Krugersdorp West on Saturday.  

They allegedly committed the crime on the Rustenburg road at about midday.  Police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said the suspects had stopped the truck driver and his escort and went on to relate:  "The driver of an escort vehicle‚ a 1400 van‚ was forced out of his vehicle and ordered into a police vehicle.  One of the police officers also jumped into the truck and forced the driver to sit on the passenger seat.  The victims were driven into an open veld and forced to lie on the ground while firearms were pointed at them.  They were also robbed of a substantial amount of money before the officers drove away."  After a case was opened‚ information was followed up and the police officers were arrested.  A truck and a bakkie were later recovered.  The trio appeared in the Krugersdorp Magistrates Court on charges of armed robbery‚ kidnapping and hijacking and will remain in custody until their bail application on 14 June.

  • Read this report by Kgaugelo Masweneng in full at Timeslive


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