Truck hijackers arrested after allegedly hijacking a truck loaded with cooking oil in Bapsfontein and swapped trucks.
The hijacked truck was immediately recovered, the trailer was traced to Selby where the suspects were caught transferring the load onto another trailer.
No fewer than ten hijackers were apprehended by the Guateng police yesterday. The ten men were caught offloading cargo from a hijacked trailer in Selby, Johannesburg on Tuesday afternoon.
According to reports, the suspects were alleged to have hijacked the truck driver at gunpoint in Bapsfontein. Further investigation revealed that they swapped trucks and abandoned the stolen truck then hooked the trailer onto another truck.
POLICE TEAMS & PVT SECURITY CO. NAIL TRUCK HIJACKERS : SELBY. COJ. GP. TRUCK WAS HIJACKED IN BAPSFONTEIN. HORSE RECOVERED BUT TRAILER WITH LOAD GONE. TRACING LED TO RECOVERY OF TRAILER AS WELL AS THE CARGO OF COOKING OIL WHICH WAS BEING MOVED INTO ANOTHER TRAILER. pic.twitter.com/u2viA10lOx
— REZA (@crimeairnetwork) August 4, 2020
Gauteng police recovered the abandoned truck and started searching the trailer which was loaded with cooking oil.