‘Lost’ motorist robs traffic cop of gun, cellphone after asking him for directions

CAPE TOWN- The City of Cape Town’s services said a traffic officer was robbed of his firearm after he was flagged by a apparent motorist who claimed they were lost on Sunday.

Richard Coleman spokesperson for the city said the officer on his way to Hillstar Traffic Department reported for duty at 12:00.

He said, “He was flagged down by the occupants of a vehicle on Prince George Drive. [The occupants] indicated that they were looking for directions,” he said.

“While speaking to the female passenger, another occupant in the back seat pointed a firearm at the officer and demanded his firearm and cellphone, threatening to shoot him if he didn’t comply. The officer did as he was told and was then instructed, at gunpoint, to walk away.”

Coleman added that a criminal case had been opened and that traffic services personnel were investigating the incident.

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