Policeman kidnapped outside his home

2016-05-26 06:00
 Photo: SUPPLIED The recovered VW Golf of the kidnapped Verulam police officer, with damage to the interior clearly noticeable where the suspects stripped the vehicle’s tracking and security devices.

Photo: SUPPLIED The recovered VW Golf of the kidnapped Verulam police officer, with damage to the interior clearly noticeable where the suspects stripped the vehicle’s tracking and security devices.

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EARLY on Wednesday morning, 25 May, an off-duty Verulam police officer was hijacked and kidnapped outside his home in Parkgate, Verulam.

At around 6.05am, Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa) received a call from the officer’s family informing them of the incident and officers promptly made their way to the home.

As officers arrived on the scene on Greenwood Close in Parkgate, Verulam, the policeman’s family told Rusa director Prem Balram that he was hijacked and kidnapped when he was moving his vehicle to allow another family car to leave the property.

“As the officer was moving his vehicle, armed suspects accosted him, shoved him into the back of the vehicle and drove off,” said Balram.

He added that a joint search for the kidnapped officer by Rusa and SAPS officials quickly ensued and that he was later located in the north of Umlazi by Tracker and police, who also recovered the vehicle.

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