PARKTOWN – The Acting Provincial Commissioner of the SAPS in Gauteng, Major General Patricia Rampota has strongly condemned the torching of nine trucks with trailers in Heidelberg on Thursday evening, 19 November 2020. The General has subsequently ordered the urgent mobilisation of maximum resources towards finding the suspects responsible for this criminal act and bringing them to book.
Preliminary investigations reveal that a white Toyota Quantum and a black VW vehicle both with unknown registration numbers, on Thursday evening, 19 November 2020, at around 20h30, had blocked the road where after a number of trucks caught fire after petrol bombs were allegedly thrown at them. Seven trucks were torched on the N3 between Heidelberg and Vosloorus while two trucks were set alight on the R103.
The motive for the torching cannot be confirmed at this stage, investigations are underway.
Police are investigating cases of malicious damage to property and are appealing to anyone who might have information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspects to please call the nearest police station or the Crime Stop number on 08600 10111 or submit tip-offs through the My SAPS app.