Four suspects arrested and over a million rand worth of groceries recovered

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The Westenburg SAPS team has apprehended four suspects for possession of stolen goods and an alleged hijacked truck.

The suspects, aged between 27 and 33, were arrested in Nirvana, Polokwane yesterday.

Members of the Crime Prevention Unit were made aware of the existence of suspected stolen groceries at a supermarket in the area.

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The four suspects were arrested immediately and a considerable amount of an assortment of groceries estimated to be valued at over R1 million were recovered inside the truck trailer. More goods were found inside the shop.

“The preliminary investigations established that a truck loaded with groceries was allegedly hijacked in Delmas and the groceries were then delivered at the Supermarket. The truck with the estimated value of over R900 000 was later recovered in the Bela-Bela policing area without the trailer,” stated Colonel Ngoepe.

The suspects will appear before the Polokwane Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 08 February 2021.

However, SAPS stated that more arrests are expected, as it is suspected that there are remaining suspects on the run. A manhunt is underway.

Police investigations are ongoing.