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.

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“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.

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“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.

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