Dobsonville cop execution: Dockets & service pistols stolen

Two detectives were hunted down & executed by a heavily-armed Dobsonville gang in three cars yesterday.

Two police officers were gunned down in Dobsonville, Soweto, on 9 September 2015. Picture: iWitness @Samu_Khumalo.

JOHANNESBURG - While police search for a gang of Dobsonville cop killers and a possible motive for the attack on two detectives, it's emerged that the dockets in their possession were stolen from the scene.

A witness to the deadly shooting has described how the men were hunted down and executed by a heavily-armed gang in three cars before items were removed from their car.

The pair were based at the Moroka Police Station's Family Violence, Child Protection and Sexual Offences Unit.

With three high-powered Golf GTIs on their tail, the two detectives had little chance of escaping in their small unmarked.

A woman says the chase ended with countless gunshots.

"They couldn't get away because they crashed into another car, and then the criminals opened their car, went straight to them and killed them. The one was still alive; they pulled him out of the car and shot him again and took both the detectives' guns."

Police say service pistols and dockets were removed from the car, but have yet to say why the two officers were hunted down and murdered.

Nearly 60 police officers have been killed since the start of the year.

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