Bogus cops on the prowl

Three men driving a marked police bakkie hijacked a 48-year-old man of his truck in Standerton, Mpumalanga police said yesterday.

Three men driving a marked police bakkie hijacked a 48-year-old man of his truck in Standerton, Mpumalanga police said yesterday.

"The three men were dressed in civilian clothes and drove in a marked police bakkie," said Superintendent Abie Khoabane.

The driver of an Isuzu truck was stopped by the "police" on the Volksrust road at 6pm on Tuesday. He was held up at gunpoint and blindfolded before the trio left him on the side of the road unhurt.

Truck drivers suspicious of police should drive to the nearest police station or call Crime Stop on 0860-10111. - Sapa

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