Free State Hawks arrest suspect for theft of diesel

FREE STATE – The Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation team swiftly acted on information and intercepted a truck travelling from Verkykerskop to Harrismith reportedly transporting stolen diesel.

The truck was found at Harrismith Truck Stop after it had been towed by a breakdown truck on the way.  The driver of the truck could not provide valid proof where he obtained the fuel and where he was going, consequently he was arrested yesterday for possession of suspected stolen diesel.

The truck, tanker and the trailer containing fuel worth R480 000 were seized for further investigation and the 40-year-old suspect is expected to appear at Harrismith Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 13 May 2020.