Probe after cops in uniform rob store
Johannesburg - Limpopo police have launched an internal investigation into the robbery of a Tohoyandou grocery shop by men in police uniform, they said on Thursday.
Brigadier Lindela Mashigo said closed circuit television footage obtained by SABC television news showed armed robbers who appeared to be wearing police uniforms robbing the local Cash and Carry on January 27.
"We take this very seriously and will be obtaining a copy of that CCTV footage so we can enlarge faces and see if we can identify any of the robbers," he said.
Stills taken from the footage would be circulated to all police stations in the region.
If the men were not policemen they would be identified by the local community, said Mashigo.
"We have had cases where police officers have become involved in crime," he said. "We will root them out and the law must take its course."