Rapid response by a team of SAPS members leads to the recovery of a hijacked truck, six arrests

Rapid response by a team of SAPS members leads to the recovery of a hijacked truck, six arrests
Rapid response by a team of SAPS members leads to the recovery of a hijacked truck, stolen goods worth R2 Million and six arrests. Image source: SAPS

The rapid and swift response of a multi-disciplinary SAPS team comprising of the Northern Cape Provincial Organised Crime Investigation: Crime Detection, Kimberley Flying Squad and Kimberley Crime Prevention unit on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 led to the recovery of a hijacked truck transporting groceries and the apprehension and arrest of six males in Galeshewe in Kimberley.

On 28 May 2024 the Station Commander of Prieska SAPS received information that a truck transporting goods was allegedly hijacked enroute to Prieska.

He immediately communicated the information with the Provincial Head of Organised Crime Investigation: Crime Detection who activated his team who were executing Election duties in the Kimberley area. The team assisted by Kimberley Flying Squad and Crime Prevention reacted within minutes and traced the truck.

The truck was found at a house in Galeshewe at approximately 16:30 and when members approached the premises, they found 6 men busy off-loading the goods.

Six males were arrested, of whom one is a repeat offender. The stolen goods valued at approximately R2 million was confiscated, the hijacked truck valued at R900 000-00 was seized and six males were arrested on the scene.

The suspects were charged with hijacking and possession of suspected stolen goods and are expected to appear in the Kimberley Magistrates Court soon.

The Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola was elated by the rapid reaction of the team and commended the members for their relentless efforts in ensuring a safe and secure environment especially now that the Elections are underway.

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