Truck hijackings

Warning out as robbers use marked police car to hijack truck

Truck drivers are being warned to be wary of criminals using marked police vehicles after a truck was hijacked in Cape Town using the same modus operandi. Athlone police opened a case of hijacking after a truck was flagged down by a marked police Nissan double cab in Athlone. Police said the driver was dropped …

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How hijackers use this truck driver weakness to their advantage

For hijackers, as in any ‘profession’, a lot of planning is done before the actual hijacking is done. Hijackers need to know your route, your usual stops, who you travel with and many other finer details for their mission to succeed. In short, they want to know your vulnerable spot to make their job easier. …

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Several stolen TVs recovered as police raid truck hijack gang’s depot

Johannesburg – More than 70 stolen television sets have been seized by police, after officers made a breakthrough against a gang using vehicles fitted with blue lights to carry out truck hijackings. After arresting two people linked to the truck hijacking gang on Monday, police said in a statement they were confident that four other …

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‘Traffic cops’ hijack truck on N2 roadblock

A gang of hijackers took the law into their own hands – dressed in traffic cop uniform and driving marked traffic vehicles – allegedly hijacking a courier truck after setting up a roadblock on the N2. The hijacking happened at about 7am on Wednesday when two white cars – a Volkswagen Polo and a Ford …

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Bogus cops hijack truck, gets away with R2m flat screen TVs

Cape Town – A truck driver, his co-driver and four assistants were left traumatised after being hijacked by fake cops in Heideveld on Tuesday afternoon. Four suspects clad in police gear made off with 300 flat screen TV sets worth R2 million. And not just any TVs, but 32-inch Samsung HD TVs. Cops say the …

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Hijacking syndicate member, truck driver arrested in Durban

Durban – An alleged member of a truck hijacking syndicate is behind bars after Durban Metro Police swooped on a warehouse in Sea Cow Lake on Tuesday. Superintendent Parboo Sewpersad, Durban Metro police spokesperson, said a truck was hijacked on the M7 near Pinetown on Monday night. Sewpersad said police had worked with a vehicle …

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WATCH: Daring hijacker clings onto speeding truck in Jo’burg

A man was filmed hanging from a door of a moving truck in Johannesburg on the N3 just after Grey street bridge. A passenger in a passing car shot a video and shared it on social media. It is not known how the man got to be hanging from such a dangerous position but it …

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Truck hijacking and diesel theft suspects arrested at Heidelberg

Three suspects aged 41, 42 and 54 years respectively were arrested while they were busy draining out diesel from a hijacked Diesel Tanker into plastic containers and a mounted brown steel tanker. It is alleged that the truck was hijacked at Brakpan Policing Area at gunpoint by four suspects driving a grey Ford Ranger Club …

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