Cop linked to string of robberies

2013-05-14 21:08


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Johannesburg - An Mpumalanga police sergeant has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a string of robberies, police said on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Colonel Leonard Hlathi said the 45-year-old officer, stationed in Piet Retief, was arrested on Monday while on duty.

"His arrest follows an intensive investigation by police after a number of business and armed robberies were reported.

"A short probe revealed that the suspect is allegedly involved in the commission of similar incidents around Piet Retief, Dirkiesdorp, Amsterdam, Mahamba and Pongola, in KwaZulu-Natal."

The sergeant would appear in the Piet Retief Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

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