Officers from Grassy Park SAPS nabbed the robber after he stole seven boxes of entjies worth R70 000 from a British American Tobacco (BAT) truck in Steenberg yesterday, says SAPS’ Sergeant Noloyiso Rwexana.
“A robbery of a BAT truck was reported at 10.30am at Steenberg SAPS and cigarettes were taken,” she says.
“The suspect fled the scene in a Toyota Avanza.
“A high-speed chase ensued and the police stopped the vehicle. Upon searching it, they found seven boxes of cigarettes with an estimated street value of R70 000 inside the vehicle.
“A 36-year-old man was arrested and once he is charged, he will appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court.”