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Fake cops arrested after hijacking a Toyota Quantum in Queenstown

Mar 7, 2019
Fake cops arrested after hijacking a Toyota Quantum in Queenstown

Two men are expected in court soon after they were busted in a joint operation the SAPS Crime Intelligent, the Queenstown dog unit and Flying Squad, following a hijacking that happened in the town on Wednesday.

"It is alleged that the complaint was stopped by unknown armed men, who demanded his driver's license as they pretended to be police officers," described police spokesperson, Captain Namhla Mdeleleni.

"The suspects managed to take his Toyota Quantum and drove away taking the direction of Whittlesea."

She said that a search was conducted and the vehicle was recovered in the Mthatha area.

"Two suspects were arrested and will appear before Queenstown Magistrate's Court soon," Capt Mdeleleni added.

Queenstown police commended for arresting fake police officers, recovering stolen Quantum

They are expected to face charges of armed hijacking as well as impersonating a police officer.

Impersonating a police official in contravention of the provisions of the South African Police Service Act 68 of 1995 (the Police Act) carries a jail term of up to two years.

Queenstown SAPS Cluster Commander Major General, Funeka Siganga, appreciated good work done by the.members, who within a short space of time managed to recover the stolen vehicle.

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