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Joburg cops bust hijack gang

2012-06-27 22:36

Johannesburg - Six men believed to be members of Gauteng's blue light gang were arrested in Johannesburg on Wednesday, police said.

Captain Pinky Tsinyane said they were taken into custody at a Hillbrow flat and a house in Troyeville where blue lights, sirens and three rifles were confiscated.

"Police were working on another case when investigations led [to] the arrests," she said.

Provincial police commissioner Major General Pumza Gela warned in May that police were looking for a group of men behind a series of hijackings and robberies.

They posed as police officers.

"About three to five people would be in an unmarked car, mostly white Golfs which were fitted with blue lights," he said.

"They were behind the hijacking and the robbing of people after hours, when it was not safe to stop."

The gang apparently targeted the East Rand and northern suburbs of Johannesburg.

They were expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court soon.

Comments
  • Dawn Campbell Gibson - 2012-06-27 22:52

    Great news, now lock them up and throw away the keys!

      Bulls - 2012-06-28 09:49

      Hillbrow? pull the trigger mr polisie, what are you waiting for?

      denis.gomo - 2012-06-28 12:30

      Not before our defunct justice system grants them bail.

  • Tony - 2012-06-27 22:52

    There should be special punishment for these kind of criminals.

  • freddie.l.roux - 2012-06-27 23:53

    They should be judged and punished as if they were policemen abusing their powers as their MO was to impersonate genuine police officers. Maximum jail sentences should be metted out to these individuals which will hopefully send out a clear message that if you commit this type of crime you will be punished harshly.

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-06-28 01:27

    To the boyz in blue...WELL DONE !! This is the stuff that makes us proud of SAPS !! Get rid of the criminals one by one !!

  • Ntombizakhona Nkosi - 2012-06-28 01:32

    With the poor justice system, they gonna be out pretty soon

  • David Snyman - 2012-06-28 01:45

    The gang members must die bring back death penalty

  • buwaz - 2012-06-28 05:50

    Police hav done their job nw is up to dept of justice to save community lives or as usual cash in lot of money thru bails so criminals can continue terrorizing n kill innocent ppl

  • buwaz - 2012-06-28 05:51

    Police hav done their job nw is up to dept of justice to save community lives or as usual cash in lot of money thru bails so criminals can continue terrorizing n kill innocent ppl

  • ann.ornelas - 2012-06-28 06:44

    Fantastic news, now hand them over to the victims and their families and let us sort the B*&^%rds out.

  • Mpaki Mahowa - 2012-06-28 07:24

    Now that's what I call a good job. Keep it up guyz.

      Sharon - 2012-06-28 08:40

      i agree,lets hope it carrys on like this -

  • rob.bayliss.94 - 2012-06-28 09:04

    If any police personel are involved justice should reflect that they have abused positions of responsibility to the public as well as the criminal activity. AND in each case the supervising senior officer must be accountable for the actions of subordinates by facing diciplinary investigations

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-06-28 09:51

    If they belong to a unit then the entire unit must be arrested, just like the Cato Manor cops were all arrested and displayed in an undignified manner in the media...

  • Billy - 2012-06-28 12:23

    nice one JHB police, keep it up

  • gerald.yapp - 2012-06-28 14:53

    Good work!

  • Taunyana - 2012-06-28 15:38

    I do not agree at all, once proven guilty, kill them, period:)

  • John - 2012-06-28 23:27

    Yay some our SERVANTS are actually PROTECTING and SERVING. Lets hope their useless compatriots will follow their good example. These guys know and do their job. CINGRATULATIONS.

  • mhla.nombembe - 2013-11-26 16:52

    Sad part z that they will be bailed and never get convicted due to lack of evidence even though they r caught with rifles blue lights . . poor justice

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