South African Police Service arrested a 33 years-old Detective Constable who’s also, a kidnapper and a thief.
The Detective Constable is from Kempton Park Police station. He was arrested at the station during a parade for kidnapping and armed robbery.
BuzzSouthAfrica learnt that the Police man partnered with other criminals to kidnap and rob a Senegalese National on a business trip.
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As alleged, the Senegalese National arrived at OR Tambo International Airport from Pretoria on 22 August 2016, and was on his way to Hong Kong to buy stock for his shop.
When he arrived the Airport, he approached SAA Platinum Check-in to check the flight information to Hong Kong. Afterwards, he proceeded to exchange some rand into USA Dollars.
While he was on his way to the check-in point, he was intersected by two African males.
SAPS narrated that one of the African males identified himself as a Police Officer stationed at Crime Intelligence, Kempton Park.
“The Police officer informed him that he suspect he was carrying drugs and wanted to search him at the police station in Kempton Park. They then went to the vehicle which was parked outside the Airport, a white Toyota Etios.
“There were two occupants left in the vehicle. The three joined them in the vehicle. They then left OR Tambo International Airport driving on R21 (Albertina Sisulu) to Pomona open veld where they robbed him all his belongings which included 35 000 US dollars, R11 000.00, luggage containing clothes, passport, cell phone and Ipad”
They left him there but a passerby noticed the victim and assisted him to the Airport Police Station were a case was opened.
With that, the Detective Task Team of the police launched an immediate investigation. The suspect was identified through a cctv footage during investigation and arrested.
While he’s set to appear in court today, the police is still trying to arrest other suspects.
“Anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of the remaining suspects should contact Captain Kwena Sefaamela at 082 770 5474,” SAPS pleaded.