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2015-03-26 11:25

HERO IN ACTION: An off-duty police officer risked his life to help a driver escape from a hijacking in Soweto. Image: SAPA

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - A Johannesburg metro police officer is hailed as a hero after rescuing the victim of an attempted hijacking in a shootout with four men in Soweto.

Spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said: "A metro police officer on his way home after completing a tour of duty came across an attempted hijacking along Impala Road in Protea, Soweto."

RETURNED FIRE

Four armed men were trying to hijack the driver of a VW Polo.

Minnaar said: "The officer jumped out of his patrol van to assist the driver but the suspects shot at the officer who ducked behind the van for cover and returned fire."

Three of the men fled in a getaway car, which was also a Polo, and one ran into the veld. No arrests were made. The driver was not harmed and the gunmen did not succeed in taking his car.

Minnaar said: "This was a very brave action and showed the commitment of this officer."

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