Two wanted for cigarettes robbery

2015-08-18 06:00

A British American Tobacco (BAT) truck was robbed in Lansdowne on Thursday morning last week.

Lansdowne police spokesperson Sergeant Nkululeko Mnyaka says the 32-year-old driver of the truck was delivering cigarettes at a store when he was hijacked by two unknown men.

“He was delivering cigarettes at New Silvertree Store in Lansdowne Road. When he came out of the shop he was approached by two unknown men who threatened him with a firearm.

“One suspect got into the driver’s side and drove with the BAT driver in the truck to Quick Road and offloaded seven boxes of cigarettes worth R60 000 into a white Toyota Conquest,” Mnyaka says.

According to Mnyaka the suspects also took cash from the truck and fled in an unknown direction.

“The suspect who drove the vehicle was wearing a navy blue jacket and had a firearm tucked in at the front of his pants.”

A case of armed robbery was opened for investigation. No shots were fired and no injuries were sustained during the incident.

No arrests were made.

. In another incident on Wednesday evening last week, police officers were patrolling in the Lansdowne area as part of Operation Combat when they received a tip-off that drugs were being sold at a property.

“At Arba Street in Rylands officers were informed about the house and went to investigate. There were four women and one man, who introduced himself as the owner of the house. Police then asked permission to search the home, which was granted. They started searching the house and found ten plastic bags of tik weighing 1kg with an estimated street value of R1 000,” Mnyaka confirms.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on charges of dealing in drugs and possession of drugs.

The suspect was due to appear in Wynberg Magistrate’s Court last week.

Lansdowne police station commander Colonel Jan Alexander applauds the members of Operation Combat for their good work. He encourages community members to inform police of any illegal activities.V

Anyone with information can contact the Lansdowne detectives on 021 700 9000 or 082 576 2804. Anonymity for information given is guaranteed

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