Ekurhuleni – A heavy-duty truck and its interlink side tipper trailers, which were hijacked in Mpumalanga, have been recovered in the Klippoortjie area of Gauteng, thanks to the swift response of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD).
The recovery happened on Tuesday morning, October 24, when EMPD officers from the Germiston South precinct received a tip-off from a passerby regarding a suspicious-looking, abandoned truck parked near the intersection of Osborn and the R554.
Responding swiftly, two EMPD officers discovered an empty white UD truck with its two accompanying interlink side tipper trailers.
Lieutenant Colonel Kelebogile Thepa, the spokesperson for the EMPD, revealed that the truck had spent the night unattended on an island and had been reported as robbed or hijacked in the Middelburg area.
The officers decided to take action and initiated a thorough investigation.
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With the assistance of a well-known private vehicle tracking company, the authorities were able to promptly track the truck’s owner, who resides in Mpumalanga.
The truck owner was understandably relieved to hear that his missing vehicle had been located and secured.
Following the discovery, all relevant stakeholders were summoned to the scene in Klippoortjie, Gauteng, to assess the situation and gather further information.
The investigation into the hijacking incident is currently underway, with law enforcement agencies working diligently to uncover the circumstances surrounding the incident.