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Suspect arrested for staging hijacking

DURBAN – On 27 April 2021 at 08:30, a truck driver together with his crew were allegedly hijacked at Ezinqoleni. The driver alleged that the truck was hijacked by men who were traveling in three different vehicles who stole the stock they were delivering as they were about to make a delivery at a supermarket in Ezinqoleni. A case of carjacking was opened at Ezinqoleni police station.

An extensive investigation revealed that on the day after the alleged incident, the driver deliberately drove the company vehicle to a service station in Bellair where he off-loaded ten boxes of the stock. He then proceeded to Harding where he off-loaded more boxes of stock. The stolen stock contained 800 boxes of chicken leg quarters and 94 boxes of chicken pieces. The total value of stock lost was R350 000-00. The investigation is ongoing. The 36-year-old man will appear in court soon.

Source: South African Police Service