Soweto cop, six others in court

2012-01-06 09:09

A Soweto police officer, her husband and five other people are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court today for theft.

The 35-year-old woman sergeant based at the Moroka police station, and her husband (49), were arrested at their home in Molapo, Soweto, on Thursday night for allegedly stealing R160 000 from a taxi association, Johannesburg Police Captain Mphande Khoza said.

Two former police reservists and the officer’s cousin were among the other five people arrested.

The sergeant was on suspension following a robbery in Langlaagte, Johannesburg, where R90 000 was stolen from a Pakistani shop.

The two reservists had previously been expelled from the police service for their involvement in the Langlaagte robbery. The seven allegedly broke into the offices of the Witwatersrand African Taxi Association, at an old Engen garage along Roodepoort Road in Soweto on December 9, 2011.

They tied up security guards, broke into the safe with a grinder and stole the R160 000. They face charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances.

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