File picture: African News Agency (ANA)
Cape Town – A traffic officer was robbed of her patrol vehicle and personal belongings in Eerste River just after midnight today.

The officer had just dropped off a colleague at home after their shift when she was accosted by a group of suspects, Cape Town Traffic Service spokesperson Maxine Bezuidenhout said on Tuesday.

"They took off and information from the SAPS is that the traffic vehicle was then used to hijack another vehicle.

"Both vehicles were later recovered on Old Faure Road close to the military base. 

"The traffic officer was unharmed but extremely traumatised by the incident. She is receiving counselling and support from the department," said Bezuidenhout. 

Anyone who might have information about this incident is requested to please contact the City’s Public Emergency Communication Centre on 021 480 7700 or the police’s 10111 number.

Last September, the SAPS  highlighted the “fake traffic cops” method of hijacking cars as their biggest concern, with c arjackers also staging “minor accidents” in a bid to get motorists to pull over. 

Cape Times