Port Elizabeth – South African police Service (SAPS) have made yet another Swift action by alert police to uncover stolen goods from a hijacking when a Big Bucks Furniture truck was hijacked in Ralo Street, Kwamagxaki on Monday [18 September 2017].
Two armed males demanded the truck which was loaded with a bedroom suite from the driver at gun point, the truck was found abandoned in Mbulelo Street in Zwide shortly after. The furniture was already offloaded. Police officials of the K9 Unit traced the tracker of the truck indicating a stop at Maya Mini Market in Maya Street, Zwide, less than 300 metres from where the truck was found abandoned.
The members searched the premises and recovered the bedroom suite which is valued at about R15000. Police also found new clothing items in one of the rooms, which is strongly suspected to be some of the items robbed yesterday at Bay West Mall.
A fire arm was confiscated after being found hidden inside an electricity utility box of the house. Other electric equipment such as hi-fi TV, and DVD players were also confiscated as suspected stolen property.
The owners of Big Bucks Furniture praised SAPS the swift recovery of their truck and goods.
No arrests have been made, and police are still investigating.
Members of the South African Police Service are urging anyone with information to report to the nearest police station.