Cops arrested for robbery

2010-09-30 07:27

Five men, including two police officers and a reservist, were arrested for corruption and attempted robbery in Brakpan, Gauteng police said yesterday.

Colonel Neville Malila said the suspects attempted to rob a business in the area early yesterday, but the owner managed to contact the police.

“Police responded swiftly, leading to the arrests soon after. Further investigations then revealed that two of the suspects were police officials while a third was a reservist at the Benoni [police station].

The arrested members are a warrant officer (42), a constable (37) and a reservist constable (40).

The two other suspects are aged 25 and 29.

Three firearms, a Toyota Conquest and a quantity of drugs were confiscated.

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