Police officers arrested for alleged robbery

KIMBERLEY – The provincial commissioner of the Northern Cape, lt gen Risimati Peter Shivuri, has strongly condemned the involvement of two police officers in the robbery of a business.

It is alleged that yesterday 9 May at approximately 18:00, two police officers attached to Roodepan police station in the company of their civilian accomplice, stormed into a local tuckshop in Kimberley and robbed the owner of an undisclosed amount of cash and 25 cartons of cigarettes, says police spokesperson brig Mohale Ramatseba.

The three suspects were arrested today by members of the trio task team assisted by public order police, search and rescue, SAPS Roodepan and SANDF.

The two police officers were arrested at their workplace and their accomplice was arrested at his residence in Roodepan.

It is alleged that one of the police officers was wearing a police uniform during the robbery.

An undisclosed amount of cash was found in the possession of the civilian suspect and was confiscated.

The provincial commissioner reiterated that police officers involved in criminal activities will not be spared the full might of the law.

“The South African Police Service in the Northern Cape will do everything possible to ensure that rotten police officers are exposed and sent to jail where they belong,” emphasized lt gen Shivuri.

The three suspects are expected to soon appear before the Kimberley magistrate’s court facing a charge of robbery.

Investigation by the trio task team continues.

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