SAPS Member Arrested for House Robbery [press release]

Police officers who are under the impression that they can join SAPS and moonlight as criminals simultaneously must seriously reconsider, is what another Western Cape police officer has learned this morning.

Investigation into a house robbery perpetrated on 25 September 2014 in Doordekraal Bellville led detectives to Kuilsrivier police station where a 38 year old constable was arrested. He was one of six uniformed officers who approached a 27 year old Chinese national and his wife at their residence and gained accesses to their house under false pretences. Once inside, the suspect who was on duty at the time and his accomplices robbed the victim of household goods and a VW Polo, which is yet to be recovered. Our investigation into the circumstances of the matter continues and the possibility of further arrests is not ruled out.

The suspect has been detained until his court appearance in Bellville on Monday 2014-12-08.

Source : South African Police Service