2 arrested for shooting and armed robbery on Buccleuch Interchange

2017-02-23 16:02
Paramedics attend to injuries at the scene of a truck hijacking. (Emer-G-Med)

Paramedics attend to injuries at the scene of a truck hijacking. (Emer-G-Med)

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Johannesburg - The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) says two men have been arrested for the shooting and armed robbery that occurred on the Buccleuch Interchange on Thursday.

Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar said the two cellphone trucks that were hijacked on the interchange were recovered in Marlboro on the N3. 

READ: Truck driver shot in the head during hijacking on Buccleuch Interchange

Minnaar said officers followed a tracker signal to a cemetery at Marlboro off ramp in Alexandra, where a shooting occurred.

"A 28-year-old JMPD officers was shot with a rifle in the chest during the recovery of the trucks; luckily he was wearing a bullet proof vest. He is in a stable condition at Milpark Hospital," Minnaar said. 

He said they recovered approximately R60m worth of cellphones. 

Earlier, Emer-G-Med spokesperson Max Cohen said the truck driver of one of the trucks was shot in the head during the hijacking. A security officer was also injured in the shooting. Both were in critical condition. 

Cohen said paramedics arrived on the scene shortly before 10:00 to find the truck driver and the security officer injured. 

He said the trucks were hijacked by a large group of armed men.

More to follow. 

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