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Kimberley - A hijacked police vehicle has been recovered in Kuruman.
Police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Dimakatso Mooi, said that a member of the Kuruman Crime Intelligence unit was hijacked in his official vehicle while on duty early on Sunday morning.

“It is alleged that on Sunday, at about 2am, a member of Kuruman Crime Intelligence was on duty and 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.

“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 of the vehicle 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 managed to overpower one of the suspects and stabbed him several times with the knife the suspect had.

“He managed to escape and immediately went to the Batlharos police station to report the incident,” Mooi said.

The vehicle was tracked and was later found abandoned in Seodin Village, Kuruman.

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