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Gauteng cops recover 3 hijacked trucks, R8m worth stock, 2 suspects in custody

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Police in Gauteng have recovered three hijacked trucks and stolen stock worth R8 million rands at a warehouse in Alrode, Alberton on Wednesday.

Police spokesperson Colonel Dikamatso Sello said that officers acted on information received about a gang responsible for truck hijackings and business robberies around the areas of Tembisa, Kempton Park and Daveyton.

According to a preliminary report the police obtained information on suspects allegedly linked to business robbery and truck hijacking incidents around the areas of Tembisa, Kempton Park and Daveyton.

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Acting on the gathered intelligence, a team consisting of members from SAPS, EMPD and JMPD proceeded to an identified address in Jetpark.

Upon arrival, the suspects had already fled the scene with three delivery trucks and goods after they allegedly held eight staff members and a security guard at gunpoint.

“Information led the team to a warehouse in Alrode where they apprehended two suspects aged 36 and 40,” Sello said.

Read also: Two cops arrested for being part of N3 truck hijacking syndicate

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Police recovered the three delivery trucks, two trailers, a light motor vehicle and goods worth over R8-million at the scene.

The suspects are expected to appear before court soon. SAPS

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