12 arrested for looting overturned grocery truck

21 December 2017 - 11:17 By By Naledi Shange
Image: SUHAIB SALEM

The police have arrested a dozen people for allegedly looting an overturned grocery truck in Makhado‚ Limpopo.

The incident happened on Tuesday morning.

“The police in Makhado attended a scene of reckless or negligent driving along the N1 next to the Hendrick Verwoerd tunnel wherein a (truck) carrying groceries overturned‚ scattering an assortment of items along the road‚” police said in a statement.

“The driver and the passenger were conveyed to the local hospital for medical attention after sustaining some injuries during the incident‚” the statement continued.

Community members from the nearby village allegedly rushed to the scene and helped themselves to the loot.

Police managed to apprehend 12 of the looters‚ who were aged between 23 and 54. They were charged with possession of suspected stolen property.

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