A truck that is owned by a health care logistics company went off the radar and the tracking company was notified to investigate as no reports were sent back to headquarters.
As the tracking company were closing in to the truck the Police officers based in Akasia that were doing their safer festive season patrols noticed something wasn’t right so they intervened.
The truck was hijacked and allegedly abandoned on Railway Street, The Orchards.
Further investigations into the matter have revealed that the truck was loaded with medical supplies and was due to deliver to a wholesaler. Trucks with a payload of this nature are always closely monitored and the tracking company noticed a deviation from the usual route, the truck driver did not respond to his mobile phone.
The medical supplies were found to be stored at a private plot located in Strydfontein.
1. #OkaeMolao : Tshwane. A hijacked truck transporting medicine was found at The Orchards, Railway Street and Plot 173 Strydfontein and seven suspects were arrested @Vernon242 @GautengProvince @cci_network @Abramjee @GP_CommSafety @osipuka @GautengNews #saferfestiveseason pic.twitter.com/LJoQduMhlp— Nogada wePhondo laseGauteng (@Yoliswamakhasi) December 31, 2019
In total the SAPS have made arrests against six men and one women who were in possession of the stolen medical goods. Medical Supplies are of high value and as of right now the total cost is unavailable.
All of the suspects will be summoned to court in the near future.