Thugs loot cigarette truck

The recovered loot that was found hidden at the old KwaThema gravesite.

The looters made off with the cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of money.

The truck drivers were delivering the cigarettes to a tuck shop in Walaza Street in White City, when they were approached by the thugs, who held them at gunpoint and took the cigarettes and cash.

KwaThema police spokesman Peter Tebeila says the suspects were armed with 9mm firearms.

• Read: Three shots fired at shop owner

“They managed to speed off with the loot in a yellow Toyota Corolla,” he says.

Tebeila says after the members of the police were notified they responded immediately and gave chase.

“The loot had a tracking device installed inside the packets and the police, with the help of the tracking company, managed to find the it hidden in the old KwaThema graveyard.

The truck drivers were not injured.

• Also read: Tsakane school searches get results

“No one has been arrested but the police are searching for the Toyota and arrests are expected to be made very soon,” he says.

Anyone with information on the suspects’ whereabouts can contact the KwaThema police on 011 812 4608.

Connect with us:

Do you have an interesting newsworthy story? Connect with Doreen Mokgolo by contacting 011 812 4818 or send an email to

For the latest breaking news in your community, follow us on Twitter @AfricanReport and like our Facebook page for daily news.

For news straight to your phone and daily weather updates, invite African Reporter on WhatsApp by sending a message with your name and surname to 079 408 9334.

To see what we get up to in the newsroom and in town, follow us on Instagram at african_report

Doreen Mokgolo

find your
dream home

looking for an

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News


Recommended Story x
Thugs break into home

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our free NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

African Reporter
Benoni City Times
Boksburg Advertiser
Brakpan Herald
Germiston City News
Springs Advertiser

Your details:

Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)