Cop held for Gauteng truck hijacking

2014-06-25 10:07

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Johannesburg - Four people, including a flying squad policeman, were arrested after the hijack of a truckload of Handy Andy and Omo, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

The men were arrested on Tuesday evening and the police officer, a sergeant in the Johannesburg flying squad, was off-duty at the time, Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said.

He said the truck belonging to a logistics company and carrying the goods was stopped in Boksburg North on Monday by a white car.

"The suspect's vehicle was fitted with blue lights and they were dressed in metro police uniform. The victims were pointed [at] with firearms and bundled into the suspect's vehicle and later dropped off close to Brits in North West," Dlamini said.

"The truck [horse and trailer] was later traced to Booysens at a business premises where the suspects were off-loading cleaning detergents, including Handy Andy and Omo valued at more than R1m."

The men were arrested for truck hijacking and possession of stolen goods.

Dlamini said the men, aged between 30 and 40, were expected to appear in court soon.
- SAPA
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