Metro cop asked to hijack truck turns group in

2014-08-08 07:15
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Johannesburg - Six people were arrested in Orkney, North West on Thursday when they tried to hijack a truck by pretending to be metro police officers, the Johannesburg metro police said.

The group, aged between 25 and 35, was arrested at around 17:00, JMPD Chief Supt Wayne Minnaar said.

A JMPD sergeant stationed in Soweto received a private call on his cellphone on Sunday from a man who said he needed the officer to assist him in hijacking a truck. The man said he was given the officer's number by another JMPD official.

"The sergeant reported the matter immediately to the SA Police Service and the JMPD," Minnaar said.

The sergeant was told to co-operate so that the suspect could be arrested.

"Today the criminal phoned the sergeant to stop a truck in Orkney. Members of the Hawks were in six cars and managed to arrest six suspects."

They were found in possession of Ekurhuleni metro police uniforms.

The officer who gave the sergeant's number to the man would be arrested, Minnaar said.

The group faced charges of conspiracy to commit a crime, impersonating metro police officers, attempting to hijack a truck and possession of a tracker jammer.

A court date was not yet set.

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