Courier hijacked at Greenacres
A Ram Hand to Hand Couriers delivery bakkie was hijacked outside The Bridge at Greenacres while doing a routine drop-off on Tuesday.
The incident took place at about 8.30am when the delivery vehicle stopped at the back entrance of Game stores.
The Corsa bakkie used in the hijacking is believed to be the same one used in the robbery of Top Up Liquors in Dijon Road, Lorraine, on Friday.
Police spokesperson Captain Johan Rheeder said three gunmen approached the delivery vehicle when it stopped for the delivery.
“The assistant got out and as he opened the door, the robbers charged the vehicle.
“The assistant ran away while the driver was held at gunpoint,” he said.
“One of the robbers drove the vehicle to the corner of Oxford Road and Second Avenue, Newton Park.
“A white bakkie followed with three more robbers inside. All six then offloaded about 50 boxes of cellphones from the delivery vehicle before the driver was locked in the back of the vehicle.”
On Friday, a gang of between five and six men robbed Top Up Liquors in Dijon Road , Lorraine, at about 11am.
Asked if it was thought to be the same bakkie used to rob the liquor store, Rheeder confirmed that the suspects and vehicle were possibly linked.
“Until they are arrested we cannot say for definite if it is them, but there is a strong suspicion it is the same people.”