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Truck with alcohol worth R1.2 million recovered within minutes of hijacking

Jul 12, 2018
Truck with alcohol worth R1.2 million recovered within minutes of hijacking

Excellent communication and the speedy circulation of information on a hijacked truck early on Thursday morning resulted in its recovery with most of its contents still in the vehicle.

"It is alleged that at about 06:30, a truck was delivering alcohol at a company in Sydenham Road. It was still early and no one was there to receive it," described police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"The driver parked the truck and got off and as he was walking to an office, he noticed a Quantam bakkie parked behind his truck.

"He immediately suspected that something was amiss and ran to the business next day for help. As he did so, he saw his truck drive off with his three passengers inside."

She said that the truck was carrying a load of alcohol estimated at about R1,2 million.

"Within ten minutes, the PE Flying Squad recovered the truck in Dyasi Street in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth. Almost all of its contents was still intact. The passengers alleged that they were dropped off in Veeplaas."

Police are investigating a case of hijacking.