PE cop held for robbery, hijacking

2012-02-29 18:23
Johannesburg - A police constable was arrested at the Port Elizabeth dog unit base on Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery and a hijacking, Eastern Cape police said.

The 28-year-old policeman was taken into custody by the Hawks after he was linked to the crimes, said Lieutenant Colonel Priscilla Naidu in a statement.

On February 5, four or five men were seen disembarking from a police vehicle in Thornville.

They hijacked a Toyota Corolla and forced the driver, at gunpoint, to take them to a nearby tavern where they instructed him to call the owner.

When she opened the door, the hijackers ran in, stole R5 000 and four cellphones and assaulted her.

They used the police car and the hijacked vehicle to escape. The Corolla was later found abandoned on a gravel road.

"Corrupt [SA Police Service] members who unlawfully want to enrich themselves must know that they will be hunted down by their own colleagues, those who are proud to serve the community and to wear the blue uniform with dignity," Naidu said.

The constable was expected to appear in the Hankey Regional Court on Friday.

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