Tebogo Msimanga |
Two police officials appeared in the Mothibistad Regional Court in Northern Cape facing charges that include armed robbery, two counts of attempted murder and kidnapping.
The pair was arrested on Monday morning by the Hawks Serious Organised Crime Investigation team with the assistance of the Tactical Response Team and Crime Intelligence.
Hawks’ Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Philani Nkwalase said the officials attached to Kuruman Crime Prevention were allegedly involved in a syndicate that used police detachable blue lights to stop motorists, robbed them of their cash, cell phones and other valuables at gunpoint along the N14 near Kuruman between July and August 2020.
“The Hawks investigation revealed that the alleged perpetrators were members of South African Police Services. During their arrest, a white Volkswagen Polo, allegedly used in the commission of the crime was seized.” Nkwalase added that more arrests are imminent.
The case against the duo is postponed to 28 September 2021 for a formal bail application.