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30 November 2011 at 20:32 - Posted by Anonymous

Man held over fake hijacking


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A man has been arrested for allegedly faking the hijacking of his rented car in order to use it as a payment for a debt in Midrand, police said on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old man gave the BMW to another man to whom he owed an amount of money on Tuesday morning, Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

“He then opened a case at the police station, claiming to have been hijacked by two bogus police officers earlier on in the same area.”

The company traced the vehicle to Edenvale through a tracker in the afternoon. Police contacted the man and met him in the street, Mogale said.

“He tried to bribe the officers with R4500 cash not to arrest him, but they turned it down.”

The man was expected to face charges of bribery and perjury soon. The car was recovered. – Sapa

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