The Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) has been notified that there is a suspected vehicle (kombi) marked as a TMPD vehicle that is robbing and hijacking trucks on the N4 Highway.
It is alleged that on 9 October 2023, two African male suspects in TMPD uniform driving a marked vehicle with blue lights and siren highjacked a truck on the N4 Platinum Highway and R80 Soshanguve off-ramp.
The alleged suspected kombi instructed the driver of the truck to pull over to the side of the road. The complainant stopped the truck. The suspects got out of the vehicle wearing full TMPD uniform and instructed the driver to get out of the vehicle to see the faulty brake light.
The suspects pointed a firearm at the driver and instructed him to walk to the kombi. The suspects then drove off with both vehicles and left the driver on the side of the road unharmed. The
TMPD would like to emphasise that these are not TMPD officers and that this matter is being investigated.
The TMPD warns members of the public to be extra vigilant when stopped by officers. If there is any suspicion when stopped, officers can be requested to produce their appointment certificates.
Issued by the Tshwane Metro Police Communication Unit.