Cape Town – A Durban truck driver was reportedly found bound inside an abandoned fuel tanker after he was allegedly hijacked and assaulted by three armed men who emptied the vehicle of fuel.
Reports said that the driver was cornered by the suspects in a white BMW at the M7/N2 intersection.
They assaulted him before tying him up with cable ties.
They then drove the fuel tanker to a secluded area where they carried out the fuel heist, reports said.
Truck driver was hijacked at M7/N2 intersection by 3 armed suspects believed to be foreigners in a white BMW.
Hijackers emptied the tanker and then left the truck on the Old Airport Road.
Truck driver was found bound with cable ties inside the recovered truck by PT Alarms units pic.twitter.com/b3ML9T6OnY
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According to Times Live, a taxi driver reported the incident to a security company whose employees then followed the taxi driver to the scene where they found the fuel truck.
“PT Alarms units came to the rescue after a trucker was allegedly hijacked and found assaulted and bound inside his vehicle in the early hours on Tuesday on the old Airport Road in Isipingo, south of Durban,” the report quoted the company as saying.
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On further inspection and upon calling out for the driver, he responded from inside the truck that he was tied up and had been hijacked, IOL reported.
“The driver further stated he was kicked on the leg and on his back. He alleged that the suspects drove the truck to an unknown location, emptied the tanker and then left the truck on the old Airport Road in the Isipingo policing area,” the report quoted PT Alarms spokesperson Dhevan Govindasamy as saying.
He was accessed at the scene by paramedics then escorted by Isiphingo police to Bellair police station.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe