Police sergeant in court for alleged shoplifting while on duty

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Sergeant Ingrid du Plessis.
Sergeant Ingrid du Plessis.
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A female police officer attached to the Robertson police station in the Western Cape is expected to appear in court again on 10 December on a charge of shoplifting.

According to Netwerk24, Sergeant Ingrid du Plessis, 39, a detective, was arrested at the Mountain Mill Shopping Centre in Worcester on 16 October on a charge of shoplifting. She allegedly drove a police vehicle to the centre during working hours.

Western Cape police spokesperson Captain FC van Wyk confirmed the incident to News24.

He added that a departmental investigation had been launched.

More information about the exact circumstances, including what was allegedly stolen, was not made available.

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