'Hijackers' toast after cops recover trucks transporting bread and gas

2020-05-08 09:21
Police recovered 39 crates of bread containing 388 loaves in a hijacked truck.

Police recovered 39 crates of bread containing 388 loaves in a hijacked truck. (SAPS)

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Two trucks loaded with loaves of bread and gas bottles hijacked in Nyanga and Harare, Khayelitsha, were stopped in their tracks by Western Cape police on Thursday morning.

According to police spokesperson Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana, Harare police reacted to information from the members of the community that a bread-delivery truck was hijacked at about 10:00 in the area.

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Police acted on the information and rushed to an address in Makhaza, Khayelitsha. When they arrived, they found 39 crates of 388 loaves of bread stored on the premises.

"Two suspects, aged 32 and 36, were subsequently arrested for possession of presumed stolen property. Police are now trying to trace the rightful owner of the consignment of bread as well as the delivery vehicle. Both suspects will appear in Khayelitsha Magistrate's Court as soon as they have been charged," Rwexana said. 

In a separate incident in Nyanga on Thursday, police recovered a hijacked delivery truck that was transporting gas cylinders in Link Road, Browns Farm.

"Members attached to the Nyanga crime-prevention unit were attending to a scene when they were informed about the hijacking. They recovered the truck within minutes after the hijacking. The investigation is currently in search of a white bakkie, reported to have been used during the commission of the crime."

Rwexana said the driver of the truck was so thrilled, he praised the police for their quick response and for saving a load of about 50 gas cylinders.

The SAPS management has also applauded members for the quick response.

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