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Three suspects arrested for hijacking a truck

BLOEMFONTEIN – Parkweg police arrested three suspects, including an employee of the SAPS, earlier today on M30 road near Lengau farm. This after information of a truck hijacking was disseminated to all vehicles on patrol to look out for a white Toyota Dyna truck that was allegedly hijacked on the N8 near De Brug army base. The police on patrol then spotted the static truck and approached it. Three males and a lady were found in the truck.

One of the males claimed to be the owner of the truck and identified the other two as a technicians who were there to fix the truck. The police searched the males and found, in possession of the one who identified himself as the truck owner the South African Police Service appointment certificate.

The three suspects, 34-year-old admin clerk at the SAPS, and two 30 year old males were arrested for possession of presumably stolen property.

The 40-year-old truck driver alleged to have been hijacked whilst driving with a lady, assaulted then robbed of his Samsung S10 and a wallet with bank cards. He was then dropped off late at night at an unknown location after being forced inside the boot of a vehicle that forced him off the road.

A case of hijacking, armed robbery and kidnapping is being investigated by Mangaung Metro Detectives. Any member of the public who might have information concerning the case should please call Crime Stop 08600 10111. Alternatively the information can be submitted through MYSAPS.

Source: South African Police Service