Cape Town cop arrested for armed robbery at liquor store

2016-08-14 22:03


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Cape Town – A uniformed police officer was arrested for armed robbery at a liquor store in Gordon’s Bay on Sunday.

Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said the warrant officer was arrested along with three civilians.

The police were alerted by a panic alarm at the premises. The owner of the shop pointed out the officer and the three civilians as the men who were robbing him.

All four were arrested on charges of business robbery and the possession of an illegal firearm, Traut said.

The police officer’s official firearm as well as a stolen firearm were confiscated at the scene.

The four suspects would appear in the Strand Magistrate's Court once charged, police said.

“No one is above the law and we will make every endeavour to root out criminal elements amongst our ranks,” he said.

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