Police catch 'masterminds' behind bread truck robberies in Soweto

Two men have been arrested for the robberies of bread delivery trucks in Soweto, Johannesburg. File photo.
Two men have been arrested for the robberies of bread delivery trucks in Soweto, Johannesburg. File photo.
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Two men suspected to be the masterminds behind a spate of bread delivery truck robberies in Soweto, Johannesburg, have been arrested.

Police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo said that officers were following a truck in Doornkop, southwest of Johannesburg, at the weekend when it was ambushed by the men. 

Masondo said the men opened fire when they spotted the officers.

During the shootout a 19-year-old man was injured and arrested.

Police also arrested a 22-year-old man.

They are expected to appear in court soon.

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