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Hijacked cigarette truck probe uncovers millions worth stolen goods

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Police’s Anti-hikacking Unit in Cape Town has recovered stolen property worth millions in storage facilities in Stikland and Bellville South on Monday night.

Detectives discovered the loot during an investigation of a truck transporting cigarettes that was hijacked on 15 October 2020 in the Kuilsrivier area.

The police were led to a facility in Stikland where the cigarettes were recovered.

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A preliminary investigation led the members to another storage facility in Bellville South where more presumed stolen property was confiscated.

The stolen property comprised of jewellery worth R5 million linked to robberies perpetrated at various jewellery stores in Cape Town, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in 2019, printers, toners and cameras.

The investigation team further conducted a search at the residence of one of the suspects and seized 14 stolen cellphones worth R283 000-00, a cash amount of R360 000 was also confiscated.

Two suspects aged 32 and 40 were arrested for possession of the presumed stolen property and will appear in the Bellville Magistrates’ Court once they are charged.

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