Cops held for stealing safe
Klerksdorp - Three policemen were arrested
for allegedly stealing a locked steel safe in Klerksdorp, North West police
said on Saturday.
The officers were called by a community
member who had come across a locked steel safe and the steel saw cutter at the
nearby bushes on Friday, said Brigadier Thulani Ngubane.
The officers from the Jouberton police
station went to the scene and took the items, but only handed in the steel saw
cutter as an exhibit of the reported case.
Other police officers were later alerted that
a locked safe was not handed in and an investigation was launched.
The three officers were later allegedly found
by investigators in the garden of another community member who had borrowed
them an electric grinder machine.
The steel safe had already been cut open.
It is not known what was inside the safe and
its owner has not been identified.
The three officers, aged 33, 39 and 41, were
arrested and charged with theft and defeating the ends of justice.
They were expected to appear in the
Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court on Monday.