Tebogo Msimanga |
A 45-year-old alleged hijacker was arrested by the police few minutes after he, together with his accomplices allegedly hijacked a white Isuzu truck and robbed two victims of a large amount of liquor to the value of about R127 000.
The hijacking incident is said to have occurred on Monday today, 05 September 202 near Hazyview around 10h20 am and the said suspect was arrested few minutes later around 11h00 am at Marite outside Hazyview.
Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said according to the information, a 34-year-old man together with his crew are said to have been driving in a truck loaded with the said beverages along the R40 Road on their official trip from Hazyview to Nelspruit. “It is further said that when they reached opposite Numbi Park in Kiepersol a group of about three armed suspects emerged and got inside the road. The suspects are said to have pointed the two with firearms and instructed them to immediately stop the truck”.
Mohlala added that the suspects then reportedly offloaded the consignment of liquor into another vehicle, a silver Mahindra bakkie then fled the scene, leaving their victims behind with the truck.
The police were notified of the incident by a tracker company and they (police) immediately activated their resources whereby the said bakkie was spotted at Jim Brown
The suspect is expected to appear at the Mkhuhlu Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 06 September 2022.