The swift reaction by SAPS Tongaat Visible Policing, K9 Unit and Tactical Response Team resulted in the recovery of boxes of cigarettes and the British American Tobacco vehicle at Sandfields area, Tongaat. The driver was busy delivering boxes of cigarettes in the area when he was attacked and hijacked of the vehicle by unknown gunmen. The driver was then taken to a secluded area where he was dropped off and instructed to leave. He quickly alerted police who swiftly responded. The driver led police to the suspects where cigarette and the vehicle were recovered. Suspects fled on foot when police arrived. A case of hijacking has been opened at Tongaat police station for investigation and police are searching for the fled suspects. The value of the cigarette is R130 000.
The KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bhekinkosi Langa commended police on their swift reaction into attending to the hijacking and assured that the fled suspects will be arrested soon as investigation continues. ‘We appeal to the community to assist us in tracing the suspects by providing us with information about their whereabouts. We also discourage people not to but stolen goods but they must report such to the police,’ he said.
Source: South African Police Service.