No proof of cops helping robbers - police

2012-10-25 11:19

Johannesburg - There was no evidence to suggest that police officers were involved in a robbery at the home of a Johannesburg legal adviser, police said on Thursday.

"We have seen the video footage but we don’t have any evidence of police cars involved in this," Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini said on Thursday.

"We are busy taking statements from witnesses and the matter will be investigated."
A house robbery case has been opened.

Raymondt Dicks was at his home in Midrand with his son and a friend on Saturday when six men stormed into the house and tied them up, the Star newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Dicks is a legal adviser to the group NewERA (New Economic Rights Alliance), which has launched a court case against four major banks in the country including SA Reserve Bank.

He is also representing author Michael Tellinger, who is suing Standard Bank for civil fraud.

Video footage caught on hidden cameras showed what appeared to be three police cars, two vans and one Ford Escort, driving backwards and forwards on the 600m-long street while the robbery took place.

Dicks told the publication the footage showed police vans blocking the road while the robbers entered his property.

Dicks and his son were made to hand over their bank cards and their PINs, and their bank accounts were cleared out. A television set, speakers, amplifier, computer and cell phones were also taken.

Dicks believed the police vehicles were loaded with items stolen during the robbery.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-10-25 11:37

    Of course that's what they would say.

      demi.cooke.7 - 2012-10-25 12:41

      Did any of u see how the police were bust when SABC when under cover to buy drugs - saw on the news last night - there in JHB, only saw the tail end and now 4 of them have been arrested, probably get full pay in the meantime

  • thunder.clap.587 - 2012-10-25 11:45


  • rbphiri - 2012-10-25 11:49

    "Dicks told the publication the footage showed police vans blocking the road while the robbers entered his property". There's video footage, what more do these idiots want, than police complain when people take the law into their own hands.

  • mable.jacobs.90 - 2012-10-25 11:50

    Ummm, was anyone expecting them to confess??

  • ryno.warwick - 2012-10-25 11:56

    THey weren't helping the robbers. They were the robbers. Too much of these robbers in Hawks and Police vehicles going around. I guess they are so underpaid that they might have started helping themselves.

  • Hemlock - 2012-10-25 12:00

    Yup.....innocent...lily white. Sure, we all believe you! Probably some evidence tampering.....

  • alonso.opinion - 2012-10-25 12:12

    There is more than a good chance that the Police was involved; the police is (and have been for years) used in "raids" to get or destroy evidence.

  • ludlowdj - 2012-10-25 12:28

    Its like the cnut of a police officer who on the day of the massacre had one job, and only one job to do, video the events that took place from a police helicopter. And still managed to do nothing and film nothing, why this tawt hasn't been fired yet may have more to do with the video footage that "wasn't" taken than anything else. I would suggest that this video surveillance tape be made public so that we can decide whether there were police officers involved or not, but I bet the police were very quick to confiscate than tape "as evidence" and it will suffer a terrible and irretrievable accident while in their care as well.

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-10-25 12:49 Read the story from the real source!!

      BigChiefPlumbPudding - 2012-10-25 13:57

      Hell. We're really in trouble.

  • parys.fotograaf - 2012-10-25 12:49

    The entire horrific experience was captured on security cameras showing the whole operation from the beginning. The most disturbing part of the footage is that it shows what seems to be two police vehicles with flashing lights, escorting the other vehicles containing the intruders, while they closed off the road next to his house, allowing the operation to happen uninterrupted.

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-10-25 12:52

    Agghh asb, hulle "smeer" alles toe, what's new

  • kenpeg.dawson - 2012-10-25 13:09

    Us? No never. And his nose grew 10 foot long.

  • Pete7930 - 2012-10-25 13:18

    Amazing how others have to prove their innocence and cops dont!

  • terrylee.heuer - 2012-10-25 13:25

    Wow this is some very very interesting shiizz!!!

  • lloyd.venske - 2012-10-25 13:42

    Coincidence of cause it was....then a flying ostrich shat in my eye.

  • Pulverturm - 2012-10-25 13:44

    Put the footage on youtube and lets see!

  • Pete7930 - 2012-10-25 13:46

    COPS " Caught Out Policing Streets"

      grant.callaway.50 - 2012-10-26 10:32

      Policing, or Prowling?

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-10-25 13:56

    Now why don't we believe you?.

  • Neal Sing - 2012-10-25 14:28

    So the pigs were at it again.We have to ask Pigyega for answers again

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