An owner of a warehouse and his driver on Wednesday appeared in Nebo magistrate court, Limpopo on Wednesday after reporting a fake hijacking and robbery of a building in Jane Furse. This includes fencing materials on Saturday 18 March 2023.
Members of the Provincial Organized Crime and the National Crime Intelligence Units. Assisted by the Local Criminal Local Center conducted a snap operation. This follows a case of truck hijacking that was opened at Jane Furse Police Station on Saturday.
The truck driver and his crew, when opening a case, claimed that their truck was hijacked. That the cargo (building and fencing materials) they were transporting from Benoni, Gauteng province to Steelpoort outside Burgersfort in Sekhukhune was stolen.
On Tuesday 21 March 2023, members of this team also operationalized the information received. It led them to a warehouse in Jane Furse owned by a foreign national where the stolen materials were recovered. This was after it was also established that the suspects sold the materials to a warehouse.
The owner was arrested on the spot and the other two suspects were also arrested at separate locations.
JANE FURSE WAREHOUSE OWNER FAKES HIJACKING
The Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe has congratulated the members for a well coordinated operation.
“This success is a manifestation of the importance of coordination that has to take place among various environments that are involved in fighting crime, ” said Lieutenant General Hadebe.
The three suspects, Shadrack Thobejane aged 37, Calvin Muodzo aged 43. Shah Jamal Mohammad aged 29, were also remanded in custody until Tuesday 28 March 2024 for further police investigations.