Police in Maake police station, Lenyenye township outside Tzaneen have launched a massive manhunt for two suspects after they hijacked a police white Golf GTI just after 9pm on Wednesday.
The hijackers are on the run after stealing a marked traffic police car outside the home of a traffic officer in Lenyenye.
The traffic officer “stopped the vehicle at the gate of her residence in order to open the gate and was blocked from behind by a silver grey Ford Focus with unknown registration numbers with three occupants inside‚ wearing balaclavas”‚ said police spokesman Lt-Col Moatshe’ Ngoepe.
“Two suspects alighted from the car and approached her‚ whereby she ran away leaving the car behind. They took the vehicle and fled.”
The vehicle’s registration number was GZC 117 L.