Three Joburg cops arrested for robbery

2010-12-11 08:03

Three policemen were arrested in connection with a business robbery in Johannesburg.

“It is alleged that the three police officers stormed into the jewellery shop (on the corner of Jeppe and Harrison streets) and produced their appointment certificates claiming to be on official police business,” said Lieutenant Tshisikhawe Ndou.

The three allegedly grabbed the shop owner at 1.30pm yesterday, pointed firearms at him, and stole a bag that contained R25 000 and an undisclosed amount of jewellery.

Ndou said that upon leaving, the trio – aged between 40 and 41 – was surprised by sector police, searched and arrested.

The stolen goods were recovered, as well as a blue BMW with false registration that was allegedly to be used as the getaway car.

A fourth suspect, who was in the car, managed to flee the scene with the BMW’s keys, Ndou said.

The officers would appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court soon.

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