Cop, 6 others arrested for robbery

2012-01-06 12:00

Johannesburg - A Soweto police officer, her husband and five other people are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court on Friday for allegedly stealing R160 000 from a taxi association, Johannesburg police said.

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, 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.

  • Squeegee - 2012-01-06 12:29

    Now they will get bail so they can steal enough to pay for a good lawyer and the doctors that have to declare them unfit for prison.

      Newsmonger - 2012-01-06 12:34

      so true...with the cp being in a position of power the least you would suspect if there is suffieient evidence is to hold the crook in jail. The irony is he arrests people for what he is done and detains them if a dirty cop is caught I feel should actually warrent a more serious penality.

      Kacee - 2012-01-06 12:50

      I recon if you are anyway affiliated with the police service and you commit a crime, you should get life in jail. You should know better.

      George - 2012-01-06 13:15

      South African's finest in action again. Best justice, hand them to the taxi owners and see how cheap justice can be. Another BEE justice system

  • Gerhard - 2012-01-06 12:37

    And we are supposed to trust these people and stop at night when they try to pull us over? Unfortunately, the more incidents we hear about the less we trust our SAPS. I pity those honest, hard working cops out there trying to make a difference because the impression being created is that all cops are criminals.

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