SAPS Arrests Member – Information from the South African Police Service (SAPS) has it that a Police Constable and his accomplices will be dragged to Standerton Magistrate’s Court today for business robbery.
It’s said that the SAPS member and other suspects were arrested during a business robbery that happened on Saturday, 24 June 2016.
As it happened, a group of seven men attacked a Bakery owner with his wife while they were cashing up during closing time.
Armed with handguns, the group robbed the couple of their cash and fled the scene.
“After the robbery, the owner chased the villains while his wife activated security measures to circumvent the suspects.
“A Swift response by the Kasselman Security Guards in collaboration with the police saw the immediate arrest of four of the perpetrators before they reached their getaway vehicle waiting close to the scene.
“It was during the arrest that the police discovered that one of the apprehended culprits is in actual fact a police officer attached to the Charl Cilliers Police Station, his service pistol was also found in the getaway vehicle,” narrated the police service.
Though three suspects escaped and are still at large, SAPS promised that they will soon be apprehended.
Confirming this incident, SAPS Provincial Commissioner of Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma said:
“It is devastating that while the police in the country are fighting the scourge of Trio Crimes, we find police members are involved.”
Having said that, Lieutenant General Zuma vowed that SAPS in the province will work closely with the community in order to gather information which will aid the arrest of all SAPS members orchestrating criminal activities.
“I promise the public that the investigation team will make sure that we have a watertight case against the suspects so that they can languish in jail for a long time,” added Lieutenant General Zuma.