Truck hijacker sentenced to 15 years #Sentencing MPUMALANGA Jose Romao Sozinno(38) was found guilty and sentenced to15 years direct imprisonment by the Middelburg Regional Court on yesterday,15 September 2020 for truck hijacking and armed robbery.
On the 03 July 2012, the accused reportedly hijacked a company truck
at Belfast four way stop whereby the driver was pointed with firearm and threatened to be shot at if he does not hand over the truck keys.
The driver complied
with their instructions.
The accused drove off and along the way, the owner of the truck who was travelling on the same route, stopped the truck and managed to apprehend the accused.
While in custody the accused was released on bail in 2017 and he evaded court appearances.
A warrant of arrest was issued against him, he was circulated and published as a wanted suspect following which he was rearrested in March 2019 in Sebenza, Johannesburg area.
The accused remained in custody until he was found guilty on 09 September 2020
and sentenced on the 15 September 2020 by the Middelburg Regional Court.