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Cops stop 6 would-be hijackers

2012-11-27 07:13

Johannesburg - Six men were arrested when police foiled a truck hijacking on the R25 in Olifantsfontein, south of Pretoria, on Monday morning, Gauteng police said.

Police, acting on a tip-off, spotted two men wearing reflector jackets trying to force the courier truck to pull over, Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

When police cornered the men, one pulled out a firearm and shot at the officers.

"Police returned fire, wounding him in the buttocks. He was taken to hospital for medical attention and is under police guard."

A 9mm firearm and three vehicles, an Isuzu and a VW Golf and Polo, were confiscated.

The six men would appear in court soon on charges of attempted armed robbery, attempted murder, possession of unlicensed firearm, and impersonating police officers.

Comments
  • brionyl.french - 2012-11-27 07:28

    Good on the cops for foiling this one....

  • lulama - 2012-11-27 07:30

    Dude will have two holes now, that will help if he is involved in a 3sum in jail...lol

      nelly.skosana.5 - 2012-11-27 08:21

      good one

  • kislon - 2012-11-27 07:31

    Another great job by the SAPS

  • mark.singh.9889 - 2012-11-27 07:37

    I'm pleased by the actions of the police in foiling the attempted hijacking although i would have preferred to have read that police have shot dead 6 hijackers.

  • leatitia.mckay - 2012-11-27 07:42

    Thats really taking it up the butt

  • nigel.burgess.334 - 2012-11-27 07:42

    Yes Sir. Thank you for the good news. Well done SAPS.

  • nicolas.gombert.16 - 2012-11-27 07:56

    It might be a little premature, but I'm getting the impression that the cops are winning back the streets. These gangs are very sophisticated and cunning but with proper crime intelligence, instances like the above will happen more frequently. Well done!

  • msika.gama.5 - 2012-11-27 07:58

    Well done to the cops! Pity they didn't kill this bustard. Next time aim for the head, not the buttocks.

  • firmsly.kabelo - 2012-11-27 08:04

    You did a good job guys,carry on doing so good. I hope that our courts will also do their job too.

  • merven.halo - 2012-11-27 08:07

    Pity the police didn't kill the bastards as with the other robbery.

  • thoka.mphoka - 2012-11-27 08:12

    thumps up to that community member that blew the wissle to cops. Its our responsibility to expose them

      maylani.bezuidenhout - 2012-11-27 09:35

      How can we encourage more community members to report criminal activity to the police? The only way we will ever get the upper hand is if we all work together and fight crime.

  • heiku.staude - 2012-11-27 08:18

    Hahahaha mofo got capped in the ass.

  • rhyno.saunderson - 2012-11-27 08:18

    Well done SAPS! Give those men a Bells!

  • vmeiring1 - 2012-11-27 08:20

    So nice to see good news now and then

  • rudi.scott.92 - 2012-11-27 08:35

    Well Done SAPS!!! Carry on with the good work

  • WuXingShou - 2012-11-27 08:49

    Well done boys but next time please aim for the head.

  • buwaz - 2012-11-27 09:09

    As usual dept of justice wil release them no enof evidence

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-11-27 09:11

    It seems that the cops are on a full on roll this season in taking down these robbery syndicates, it is going to be a 'blackmass' for many criminals.

  • wackidmaledu - 2012-11-27 09:35

    "in the buttocks"hahahaha

  • tiaan.truter - 2012-11-27 09:41

    Good to see that we still have good police men in SA that actually DO there work.Should shot him in the head,pulling a weapon on a police officer should be enough to get killed.

  • Pete7930 - 2012-11-27 11:07

    I will say this again: Just shoot the bastards dead on the spot. We dont have time to waste on a court case for these scum!

  • Hemlock - 2013-07-18 14:41

    Pity he was only shot in his backside. Cops should have taken him "OUT"...one less piece of cr*p !!

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