3 arrested for liquor truck hijack

2016-12-10 21:46
(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

(Duncan Alfreds, News24)

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Cape Town - Three suspects were arrested in Goodwood for allegedly hijacking a truck transporting liquor worth R700 000, police said on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Captain Frederick van Wyk said the trio was arrested on Friday in Alice Street, Goodwood.

The truck was spotted there and police officers pulled it over.

"One suspect alleged that he was busy delivering liquor and was on his way to Langa," Van Wyk said.

However, the motorist who had been hijacked told the police officers what had happened and that the suspects had forced him to drive towards Langa.

The suspects, aged between 26 and 36, and from Khayelitsha, Nyanga and Philippi, were then arrested.

"The truck was transporting liquor to the value of R700 000. No firearms were found on the suspects."

The trio was expected to appear in court once formally charged.

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