Hero cop arrests suspect along highway and flies off in helicopter

Hero cop arrests suspect along highway and flies off in helicopter

- A viral video shows a well-executed police operation along the N1 highway

- A cop is seen retrieving a suspect from the bushes and arresting him

- After the suspect is subdued, he calmly gets on a helicopter and flies away

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A South African Police Service officer has been hailed a hero after arresting a robbery suspect along the busy N1 highway in Edenvale, Johannesburg, recently.

A Facebook user, Alvin Govender, captured the well-executed operation on camera and shared the videos online, Briefly.co.za gathered. He explained what unfolded:

Driving on N1 from Pretoria to JHB. Helicopter stops us and lands on freeway. Police runs with a firearm into the bushes and returns 3 min later with a suspect. Police arrests suspect and the guy returns to helicopter, waves at us and flies away. Like a movie. Lol. How's that for excellence in service. Well done.

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In a comment on his Facebook post, Alvin added:

I received info that this was a special unit within SAPS. This specific incident was armed robbery. Inspiring to witness this.

His post has gone viral, racking up more than 6,500 shares, 1,300 reactions, and 200 comments.

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Many commenters praised the SAPS officers for expertly executing the operation. Willem Oosthuizen wrote:

Awesome to see our forces out there with this great display of power and cooperation. Well done SAPS.

However, some were a bit more sceptical and cited the many cash-in-transit heists whose suspects often get away. Sbusiso Enzo said:

What a show off. When heist guys get away with all the crime. Where is the waving helicopter guy and his motorcycle buddy?

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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