Suspects kidnap truck driver – keep him in car boot

Two men were arrested for kidnapping a truck driver and hijacking his truck. Photo: Pixabay. For illustrative purposes only

The Magaliesburg Trio Task team arrested two men aged 38 and 39, after they were found in possession of a stolen truck in Orient Hills, Magaliesburg, on Thursday, 22 June at about 5pm.

The team was conducting a routine patrol when they came across a Volkswagen Jetta parked on Waterval Road in Orient Hills.

They approached the vehicle to investigate and found two men sitting in it. They requested permission to search the vehicle and when they opened the boot, found a third man inside.

Also Read: What you need to know when you are being hijacked

After some investigation it was confirmed that the man in the boot had been hijacked earlier the same day in Randfontein and his truck taken.

Sergeant Mienies and Constables Mameja and Makhatsu of the Trio Task team arrested the suspects and detained them at the Randfontein Police Station.

Major General Anna Mateisi, commander of the West Rand cluster, applauded the members and encouraged them to continue safeguarding our communities in this fashion.

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