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Limpopo traffic cops robbed after stopping overspeeding armed gang

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Two Limpopo traffic cops were robbed of their cellphones, a firearm, equipment and some cash after they flagged down a car for speeding near Groblersdal on Friday afternoon.

The two cops were conducting speed trap duties along the Slaagboom road outside Groblersdal when they stopped a grey VW Polo TSI without number plates for exceeding the speed limit, police spokesman Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said.

Unbeknownst to them, the car had five occupants, heavily armed.

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“While they were busy issuing the driver with a written notice, three passengers alighted, two of them armed with rifles and the other one with a pistol. They robbed both the officers and took two cellphones, a firearm, and the equipment before they fled the scene.

“The suspects are unknown and no arrest has been made and the investigation is continuing,” Ngoepe said.

He further added that a multi-disciplinary task team had been established to hunt down the suspects.

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