Maitland cop arrested for stealing on the job

2016-02-09 06:00

No bad apples wanted in the police.

That is the message that went out to the public on Monday last week when a 36-year-old constable of Maitland police was arrested by the anti-corruption unit on charges of theft.

According to Captain FC van Wyk, provincial police spokesperson, two cases of theft were investigated against the officer.

In November last year a cellphone was stolen from a car which was searched by the suspect and in January this year an amount of money was stolen from an arrested person.

The officer appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday last week.

Another arrest is due to follow because another member is allegedly also involved in the thefts.

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