Two City of Cape Town officials were hijacked in two separate incidents today. A Cape Town traffic official had her vehicle hijacked just after midnight today and the traffic vehicle was used in another hijacking. Hours later a City’s Law Enforcement unit officer had their official car hijacked.
The City’s Law Enforcement spokesperson Wayne Dyason, said one of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement (LE) unit officials was hijacked in Nyanga East this morning as he was leaving home for work.
The officer was unharmed, the vehicle was later recovered using a vehicle tracker. The keys were still in the ignition, the hijackers only stole the car’s battery.
The vehicle was recovered in a street in Crossroads and according to Dyason the street is becoming known as a dumping strip for hot cars.
A Cape Town Traffic Service officer is recovering after she was robbed of her patrol vehicle and personal belongings in Eerste River just after midnight today.
Spokesperson Maxine Bezuidenhout said:
“The officer had just dropped a colleague at home after their shift, when she was accosted by a group of suspects. They took off, and information from the SA Police Service is that the traffic vehicle was then used to hijack another vehicle.”
The vehicles were later found on Old Faure Road.
The traffic officer was not harmed physically but is suffering from extreme trauma, Bezuidenhout said she was getting support from the department.
Anyone with information about the incidents can contact the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre on 021 480 7700 or the police’s 10111 number.