Nelspruit: Police in Delmas arrested a 37 year old man yesterday, 24 January 2022 for truck hijacking.
According to the information, the truck was heading from Ermelo to Delmas when the driver stopped and offered a lift to three hitchhikers (two males and a female). He dropped the female off at Delmas Mall and continued on his journey with the other two.
One of the passengers then urged the driver to stop on the side of the road. Upon stopping, the passenger seated behind him strangled him while the other tied him with shoelaces and they both carried and placed him on the truck’s bed, covered him with a blanket and drove off.
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Moments later police stopped the truck and instructed the passengers to get off. The occupant on the passenger’s seat jumped out and ran off. The other occupant then untied the (hijacked) driver and they were both instructed to lie on the floor. Police then swiftly arrested the suspect after establishing he had hijacked the truck.
The suspect is expected to appear in court soon.
The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Semakaleng Manamela has applauded the members for their vigilance which led to the swift arrest.
The SAPS advises victims of crime to report all crimes to their toll-free number 08600 10111 or send information via MYSAPSAPP