After pursuing vital information pertaining to the storage of presumed stolen property as a result of truck hijackings, police members attached to an integrated operation, recovered a consignment cigarettes and alcohol on Thursday 06 June 2024.

Reports suggested that police members responded to a hijacking in Klapmuts more than a week ago. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident confirmed that the delivery vehicle was driven to an unknown location. The gathering of intelligence regarding the possible escape routes and suspicious warehouses led the integrated crime combatting team to a storage facility in Burgundy Estate. At this facility, the police members discovered a huge consignment of alcohol and cigarettes. The adult male at the warehouse, a foreign national could not provide the proof of purchase and was subsequently arrested for the mentioned property.

The 52-year-old faces a charge of possession of presumed stolen property and is expected to make a court appearance in the Bellville Magistrates’ court on the mentioned charge on Monday, 10 June 2024.

Western Cape police Provincial Commissioner, Lt General Thembisile Patekile commended the unrelenting efforts of all police officers involved in ensuring that perpetrators are brought to book.