The inevitable uptick in hijacking and other criminal activity in the wake of the country’s dire economic conditions is keeping the SA Police Service (SAPS) busy.
An intelligence-driven operation last week led to the arrest of six suspects after a courier truck transporting cell phones was hijacked.
The goods were recovered in Midrand.
According to a SAPS statement, it is alleged that the security guards, who were escorting the courier truck, were shot by the four men who were driving an Audi A4.
While the security guards took cover, police followed up the information which led to the recovery of the stolen goods and the truck in Phomolong.
In another case, the Crime Prevention Unit spotted a truck parked on the side of the road in Bluehills in Midrand.
When they approached it, four suspects ran away, one of whom was arrested.
The driver was found in the back of the truck and told the police he had been hijacked in Alberton.
The arrested suspects will appear in Midrand magistrate court soon.