Police recover hijacked vehicle, wanted suspects

2015-10-17 18:03

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Durban – Vigilant New Hanover police made a recovery of stolen goods while conducting ordinary crime prevention duties, police have said.

On Saturday, police spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said officers patrolling a plantation in New Hanover came across a container, on a trailer of a truck that was abandoned on the side of a gravel road.

After confirming details of the vehicle with the assistance of the Organised Crime Unit, officers established that the truck was hijacked on the Howick off ramp on September 22.

Zwane said further investigation revealed that the contents of the truck were recovered in Portland Road, Mkondeni in a warehouse.

"It was several boxes with bicycle parts inside the warehouse. The driver of the truck was found, tied onto another truck that was abandoned in Amanzimtoti on the same day when it was hijacked. New Hanover police found the rest of the boxes of the bicycle parts in the abandoned truck trailer. The value of the recovered property has not been ascertained at this stage. Police are communicating with the owner of the trailer as police investigation continues."

In a separate incident, Zwane said police conducted an operation in the Mooi River area.

He said that two suspects sought by Ntabakulu police in the Eastern Cape were located in Nottingham Road on Friday.

"Mooi River police armed themselves with the warrants of arrest that they received from the police in Eastern Cape and proceeded to track the suspects down. Two suspect aged 19 and 22 were arrested and detained. They will be transported to Ntabankulu where they will face the consequences for their actions."

The suspects were arrested in connection with an armed robbery and assault.

KwaZulu-Natal Police Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmaomonnye Ngobeni expressed gratitude on the police who showed their dedication in rooting-out crime in this province.

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