Thieves steal trailer from car in Durban CBD

Caught on surveillance camera, the bakkie drives off with Wynand Pretorius' trailer

WYNAND Pretorius is offering a R 10 000 reward for any information that could lead to the recovery of his trailer that was stolen in Sydney Road, Durban.

Pretorius, who works at Advance Cleaning Services as a hygiene manager, said the trailer contained three hawk high pressure washer machines which he uses daily for his work.

A devastated Pretorius said he stopped at the BB Premier Bakery in Sydney Road at 6am on Tuesday, 14 February to collect some items to take to the bakery BB in Pinetown.

“When I came out at about 6.10am, the trailer with the machines were gone,” he said.

Pretorius said they looked at the CCTV BB bakery camera footage and saw “a man driving a white Toyota Hilux with a canopy stopping next to my car.

“Two other men came out of the car and unhooked the trailer from my car and hooked it onto the Toyota Hilux and drove off,” explained Pretorius.

He said in other CPF surveillance camera footage, the car is seen going up Sydney Road, then turning right into Rick Turner Road and crossing over to Mayville towards Pinetown.

“After that we could not trace it anymore as there are no cameras that side,” he said.

He pleaded with anyone who can assist to get the machines back to contact him.

“This is my life, I need these machines for work,” he said.

Anyone who has information can contact Pretorius on 061 275 9803. A case of theft has been opened at the Umbilo SAPS.

Sanelisiwe Tsinde

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