Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Police in Cape Town, South Africa, are conducting a "high-level investigation" into the conduct of officers who recovered a stolen bakkie (pickup truck).

An officer had pulled the truck over, and the driver ran. The truck was impounded -- and then stolen from the police impound lot. But the thieves were so nervous they crashed the truck, and security guards were able to get it back.

Hours later it was stolen again from the yard; one of the thieves waved at a security guard as they drove away. The investigation will probably prove to be difficult: no one at the impound lot ever bothered to write down the truck's license number. (Cape Town Argus)

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