SAPS NEWS: Kuruman Crime Intelligence Member Hijacked, State Vehicle Recovered
Media Statement from Northern Cape Media Centre
South African Police Service
It is alleged that on Sunday, 16 September 2018 at about 02:00, a member of Kuruman Crime Intelligence was on duty departing from an event that was held at the Second Eye Kuruman. As the member was waiting for traffic to pass on the N14, he was approached by two suspects asking for a lift and he told them that he is not going to
town. The suspects armed with knives, suddenly increased to six and forced the member to the back seat before driving with him to Batlharos. In Batlharos they stopped at a tavern where three suspects got out to buy beer while the other three suspects remained in the vehicle.
The member allegedly overpowered one of the suspects who opened the door to smoke and stabbed him several times with the butcher knife the suspect had. The other two other suspects tried to keep the member inside the vehicle, but he managed to escape. He immediately went to Bathlaros station to report the incident. LCRC, Kuruman Duty Officer, Highway Patrol and members from the surrounding stations were activated where the vehicle was tracked and found abandoned in Seodin Village Kuruman.
The police are currently on the lookout for the suspects and one of them is seriously injured after being stabbed. Anyone with information about the incident is requested to contact Wrenchville police on 0876300050 or crime stop line 0860010111. All information received will be treated as strictly confidential.
Media Enquiries: Captain Sergio Kock – 071 461 0908