Friday, August 11, 2006

Hijackers flee with R100 000

By Chanel September

Armed men made off with R100 000 in coins after they hijacked an Ottery wholesaler's driver on his way to the bank on Thursday morning.

The incident, which took place in broad daylight, happened in heavy traffic at the Vanguard Drive and Klipfontein Road intersection in Gatesville.

The driver, said that he was on his way to deposit the money at the Absa Bank in Goodwood.

When he reached the robot, there was a truck and four cars in front of him. The driver stopped a police patrol vehicle minutes after the incident.

On his arrival at the Athlone police station, he heard that the hijacked truck had been found in Manenberg.

IOL reports that police spokesperson Randall Stoffels confirmed that police were investigating the hijacking.


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