Police recover hijacked truck

2016-12-09 06:01
PHOTO: supplied One of the hijacker’s vehicles with the stolen alcohol.

PHOTO: supplied One of the hijacker’s vehicles with the stolen alcohol.

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IN the early hours of Wednesday morning, police members from the Port Shepstone 10111 Call Centre Response vehicle went to Harding to assist a tracking company that was tracing a hijacked truck.

When they arrived in Harding Harding SAPS accompanied them and they recovered the truck where it was left abandoned in the area.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Zandra Wiid said shortly after the truck recovery, three light delivery vehicles were also recovered and taken by the police for safekeeping and for further investigation.

“Three male suspects, aged 23, 30 and 32, were also arrested and most of the cargo, which was beer, was recovered on the LDVs,” said Wiid.

After further investigation, it was established that when the truck driver was leaving the main Harding road to turn into Harding, he was stopped by the three LDVs, a white BMW and silver Toyota Corolla.

“The truck driver and his conductor were held up with firearms and were then taken to Kokstad and dropped off there,” said Wiid.

She said all three suspects will face charges of carjacking, and will appear in court soon.

The Ugu Acting Cluster Commander, Brigadier Bongani Sibiya, commended the members for their quick action and successful arrest of the hijackers. - Supplied.

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