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Gauteng cops bust 7 suspects for two separate truck hijackings

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Gauteng police have arrested six suspects after a courier truck transporting cellphones was hijacked. The stolen goods were recovered in Midrand on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Cpt Kay Mkhubele said an intelligence-driven operation led to the arrest of the six suspects.

It is alleged that the security guards who were escorting the courier truck were shot by the four men who were driving an Audi A4.

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The security guard took cover and gave the suspects way. Police followed up the information, which led to the recovery of the stolen goods and the truck in Phomolong.

The driver and the crew were dropped in Kempton Park and later brought to the Midrand police station to open a case.

Meanwhile, in another case, the Crime Prevention Unit spotted a truck parked on the side of the road in Bluehills in Midrand on Wednesday 2020.

Upon approaching the truck, four suspects ran away, one suspect was arrested.

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The driver of the truck was found in the back of the truck and told the police that they were hijacked in Alberton.

The arrested suspects will appear in Midrand magistrate court soon.

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Elias Mawela commended the work well done by the Crime Prevention Unit police and urged the community to continue to work with the police.

Still issuing a strong warning to those who think that the normal day-to-day police operations are at the back burner due to lockdown, to think again. Gauteng is not a place to hide. – SAPS

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