4 arrested for hijacking cigarette truck

2014-09-25 07:54

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Johannesburg - Four people were arrested for allegedly hijacking a truck carrying cigarettes on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.

"Four suspects were arrested in connection with the hijacking of a cigarette delivery truck... in Heidelberg," Captain Kabelo Marumo said.

"The suspects pointed a firearm at the driver and drove off with the truck load of cigarettes."

Following a tip-off, police went to Dawn Park, where the four people were found to be off-loading stolen goods onto another allegedly hijacked vehicle.

"All four suspects were arrested on the scene. Two unlicensed firearms with live rounds of ammunition and three vehicles were recovered," Marumo said.

"The arrested suspects will appear in the Heidelberg Magistrate's Court on charges of possession of stolen goods, illegal possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition as well as armed robbery."

Police were also investigating whether the four were linked to other cases.

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