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Bread delivery truck robbed in Thornhill, police investigating

Aug 30, 2018
Bread delivery truck robbed in Thornhill, police investigating

The South African Police Service in Thornhill have launched a manhunt after a bread truck was allegedly robbed in the early hours of Thursday morning.

"It is alleged that the driver and his assistant were busy delivering bread in Marlene Street, Loerie (Thornhill) at about 05:00 this morning, 30 August 2018, when they were approached by an unknown male, who threatened them with a firearm," said police spokesperson, Captain Gerda Swart. 

"The suspect robbed the driver of his cellphone and an undisclosed amount of money. 

"The suspect then fled on foot from the scene and SAPS were notified of the incident."

She said that Thornhill SAPS detectives are investigating a case of armed robbery and detectives are following up on all possible leads.   

"The South African Police Service appeal to business owners to adjust their security measures and SAPS request them to make use of alternative means of payment," Capt Swart advised. 

"Anyone who might be able to assist with any information that could lead to the arrest of the suspect may contact Detective Constable Luvuyo Kota on 071 014 3674, Thornhill SAPS 042 286 6200 or Crime Stop 08600 10111."