DALASILE – A Manhunt has been launched by the Eastern Cape Police following an armed robbery of a police officer in the early hours of today at about 01h00 in Engcobo area.
According to the information, the police officer had attended a complaint of a person who was raped. As he was driving back from the medical institution where he had taken the victim, he was accosted by unidentified suspects. At gunpoint, the two suspects pulled him out and then drove off in the police vehicle.
The member who escaped unhurt, called for assistance from the police station and was immediately rescued from the situation. The police vehicle was later found abandoned in the nearby forest known as Sigidi. SAPS members are currently searching for the suspects in and around the local villages. A case of Armed Robbery is under investigation. No arrest is made at this stage.
Police are making an appeal to anyone who may have information about the whereabouts of the suspects to please make contact with the nearest police station or call the Crime Stop number 08600 10111.
Source: South African Police Service