Truck driver found bound with cable ties inside abandoned hijacked fuel tanker truck in Isipingo

It was PT Alarms units to the rescue after a trucker was allegedly hijacked and found assaulted and bound inside his vehicle in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday), along the old Airport Road, in Isipingo.

According to PT units, at around 03:25am, a taxi driver alerted the PT Tactical Unit, PT Armed Response and PT Ambulance members of a possible truck driver in distress on the old Airport Road.

The PT members followed the taxi driver to the location and found a fuel tanker on the side of the road. On further inspection and upon calling out for the driver, he responded from inside the truck that he was tied up and hijacked.

The truck driver was found bound with cable ties. The driver of the fuel tanker alleged that he was hijacked at M7/N2 intersection by 3 armed suspects, believed to foreigners, in a white BMW.

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.

Isipingo SAPS was informed of the incident via PT Alarms Control Room and they arrived promptly on scene.
PT Ambulance paramedics assessed the driver.

The truck driver with the fuel tanker was then escorted to Bellair SAPS for further processing.

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