Ten individuals have been arrested by the police after they have been caught offloading cooking oil from a hijacked truck.
Nobody is aware of the place the driving 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 have been patrolling in Mayfair after 4pm.
The suspects have 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 have been arrested. We discovered that certainly one of them was out on bail for the same incident in Boksburg.”
The cooking oil have been valued to value over R1.8m.
Mbele mentioned they truck house owners have been contacted and once they arrived the scene, they have been stunned 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 could have been instantly concerned within the hijacking.
The others claimed that they have been individuals who usually sit by the aspect of the street ready for vehicles to reach then assist offload their items and receives a commission.
He mentioned, the hijackers of the truck requested the lads who have been at all times searching for petty jobs to assist offload however run once they sight the police.
“That’s why they ran however 10 have been apprehended. Investigations are below approach and suspects will seem quickly within the Johannesburg Justice of the Peace Courtroom,” he mentioned.