Help police find men who shot cop

2015-09-10 06:00

Harare police are on a hunt for three men after a police officer was seriously injured during an attempted hijacking in Mandela Park in Khayelitsha.

The policeman was accosted by the hijackers while on his way to work at the OR Tambo road at 19 Section.

“He was on his way to report for duty, driving in an unmarked police vehicle when this incident occurred. It was alleged that the suspects came out of nowhere while the victim was at the stop sign.

One of them threw a brick at the side window while the other two attacked the policeman trying to get him out of the vehicle,” said Harare police spokesperson Lieutenant Siyabulela Vukubi.

Vukubi said that the man was struck on his head with an axe but he remained conscious.

“He managed to overpower them and get back to the steering wheel and drove off. The suspects grabbed the laptop bag that was in the car but it contained court dockets,” said Vukubi.

Police have urged residents that might have information that can lead to the arrest of the culprits to contact Harare SAPS at 0213639000 or the investigating officer Detective Sergeant April at 021 3639009

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