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Suspect arrested, diesel tanker recovered after high-speed chase in Delmas

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Police in Gauteng have arrested a 40-year-old suspect and recovered a diesel tanker that was hijacked near Bronkhorstspruit on June 15, 2022.

SAPS Mpumalanga Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Daphney Manamela expressed her appreciation for the good work done by members from Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) in conjunction with SAPS members from Springs for arresting the 40-year-old male suspect recovering a diesel tanker.

The two law enforcement crews teamed up and cornered the suspect after a high-speed chase.

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Circumstances are that around 11h41 on Wednesday morning, the police were alerted about a diesel tanker that was hijacked in Sonkizizwe near Bronkhorstspruit the previous day.

The stolen diesel tanker was heading towards Bronkhorstspruit on the R42. The members from EMPD together with the SAPS members from Springs assisted in chasing and cornering the truck.

Read also: Hijacked fuel tanker driver found bound with cable ties, all the fuel gone

There was reportedly one occupant who was the driver at the time. The man was then arrested and charged for possession of the stolen diesel tanker as well as possibly linked to the incident in which the tanker was stolen at Bronkhorstspruit.

Suspect arrested, diesel tanker recovered after high-speed chase in Delmas
The stolen diesel tanker was recovered on R42 in Delmas. Photo: SAPS
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