After receiving reports of a truck being hijacked by an armed gang and the driver and crew taken with the vehicle from the Umgeni vicinity this morning, PT Tactical Units and various SAPS and law enforcement members immediately mobilised to find the vehicle and rescue the abducted crew.
Information was received that the truck was stationery on Pinedene Road in Rossburgh. PT Tactical officers stood down and came under fire from fleeing suspects.
A white truck belonging to RTT and a white Toyota Hilux bakkie were recovered on scene together with 1 (one) pistol, police vests and scanners which were recovered inside the Hilux bakkie.
Umlazi SAPS K9 officer, Sgt Xaba and team responded together with Capital Air tracking, and another security company and various SAPS units.
PT Ambulance Service was on scene and treated the driver and crew for minor injuries sustained at the hands of the armed gang.