Western Cape police were recently successful in nabbing the culprits who were travelling in a hijacked cargo vehicle with stolen goods worth R1 million.
An intelligence-driven operation and a good tip-off led the police to track the hijacked vehicle and the cargo bounty. The stolen goods boasted electronics and household appliances worth a fortune.
According to SAPS spokesperson Warrant Officer Joseph Swartbooi, members of the intelligence operation followed the stolen truck, believed to have been hijacked in Bishops Lavis until it and the Renault Sandero escorting it, stopped in Northern Paarl. They searched the occupants and swiftly made two arrests.
The suspects are scheduled to make an appearance at the Paarl Magistrate’s Court on various charges including possession of a hijacked motor vehicle and possession of presumed stolen property.
Meanwhile, crime prevention and protection on a smaller scale has seen a boost in Cape Town after accredited Neighbourhood Watches will receive a financial boost just over the price of the stolen truck’s goods – a R1.5 million budget to keep up the vital work for the communities.