Ten individuals have been arrested by the police after they had been caught offloading cooking oil from a hijacked truck.
Nobody is aware of the place the motive force was after his truck was hijacked.
The hijacking occurred in Olifantsfontein, Midrand on Tuesday and the truck was then pushed to Mayfair.
Johannesburg Central Police spoksperson, Captain Xoli Mbele mentioned the police noticed the suspects whereas they had been patrolling in Mayfair after 4pm.
The suspects had been seen offloading cooking oil from a parked truck and loading it into one other however as quickly as they sighted the police, they began fleeing.
“Police grew to become suspicious and approached the truck. They discovered that it had been reported hijacked.
“The suspects had been arrested. We discovered that certainly one of them was out on bail for the same incident in Boksburg.”
The cooking oil had been valued to value over R1.8m.
Mbele mentioned they truck homeowners had been contacted and after they arrived the scene, they had been shocked to see the truck at Mayfair as a result of that was not its vacation spot.
Mbele mentioned additional investigations additionally revealed that two out of the ten individuals arrested might have been instantly concerned within the hijacking.
The others claimed that they had been individuals who usually sit by the facet of the street ready for vans to reach then assist offload their items and receives a commission.
He mentioned, the hijackers of the truck requested the boys who had been all the time in search of petty jobs to assist offload however run after they sight the police.
“That’s why they ran however 10 had been apprehended. Investigations are beneath approach and suspects will seem quickly within the Johannesburg Justice of the Peace Court docket,” he mentioned.