Off-duty cop killed, gun stolen in Cape Town

2015-10-28 10:15
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Cape Town - An off-duty policeman attached to the Simon's Town Sea Border Unit was killed and his service pistol was stolen on Tuesday night.

The officer, 37, was sitting in his vehicle at the Ludwe Ngamla Primary School in Kuyasa in Harare, Khayelitsha when he was attacked at about 20:00, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said.

The victim was dressed in his police uniform and had clocked off from duty an hour before the incident.

“We have reason to believe that the motive could have been robbery, as the member’s official service pistol was stolen," Traut said.

The police have asked people to come forward with information.

The Western Cape police management expressed their sincerest condolences and support to the family and colleagues of the fallen member.

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