Robbers used cellphone chargers to tie up a truck driver’s legs and hands before they unhitched and stole a trailer packed with boxes of crisps in KwaZulu-Natal.
Reaction Unit SA director Prem Balram said the driver was found in the vehicle, which had been abandoned on the roadside in Phoenix, north of Durban on Saturday.
He said the driver was hijacked while travelling from Johannesburg to Durban.
“A pedestrian contacted the RUSA Phoenix operations centre. According to the caller, he noticed a white Scania truck parked on the roadside. The pedestrian informed the controller that he could hear someone calling out for assistance from inside the truck and that he was afraid to approach the vehicle,” he said.