The Tshwane Metro Police (TMPD) region 2 sector 2 members were busy conducting traffic at R101 during the morning peak hours of Wednesday, 03 August 2022.

They noticed a truck with a Zimbabwean number plate overloaded with passengers on the front seat. They stopped the truck and three male suspects got out and ran to the Bon Accord squatter camp.

The officers searched the truck and found a truck driver tied on the hands and legs. He told the officers that he was hijacked and robbed at N1 highway by the suspects.

Upon further investigation, it was discovered that a vehicle with blue light which was followed by a white BMW vehicle stopped the truck that was traveling northbound on N1 highway just after petro poort. A silver Nissan Nivara bakkie stopped behind the truck.

The suspects from the BMW pointed at the driver with firearms, duct taped his mouth, hands, and legs, and drove the truck with the driver inside.

The suspects are still at large. The case will be investigated further. to apprehend the suspects.

Members of the public who might have any information regarding this incident can contact the nearest South African Police Service or TMPD at 012 358 7095/6

Well done to the TMPD members.

Issued by the Tshwane Metro Police Communication Unit.