Alleged hijack suspects arrested

2016-07-13 06:00
Photo: supplied The hijack of a cigarette-transporting caddy led to stolen cigarettes being left on the side of the dirt road in KwaCele.

Photo: supplied The hijack of a cigarette-transporting caddy led to stolen cigarettes being left on the side of the dirt road in KwaCele.

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ON 5 July at 7.45am, a British American Tobacco Volkswagen caddy was delivering cigarettes at a store in KwaCele, inland of Scottburgh, when the 31-year-old driver was allegedly held up by two armed men. The suspects made off with thousands of rands worth of cigarettes, money and a cellphone.
Charges of carjacking and armed robbery have been registered by the Scottburgh SAPS for investigation.

All the stolen cigarettes were recovered in the taxi. The driver of the taxi is from Dududu while the other two suspects are from KwaMashu. All three arrested men were detained and appeared in the Scottburgh Magistrate’s Court on Thursday, 7 July on charges of carjacking and armed robbery. The case was remanded until 28 July and the suspects remain in custody.

“This indicates that the police officials are not tolerating any illegal behaviour. It is hoped that this arrest will send a clear message that we will arrest all those who break the law, said KZN Acting Provincial Commissioner, Bhekinkosi Langa.

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