Policeman arrested for armed robbery, Jeffreys Bay

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Policeman arrested for armed robbery, Jeffreys Bay
Policeman arrested for armed robbery, Jeffreys Bay

Swift police reaction to armed robbery complaint led to the arrest of two suspects, amongst them a 26 year old police constable attached to the Humansdorp Operational Command Centre in Jeffreys Bay today, 25 September 2018.

On Tuesday, 25 September 2018 at about 02:00, a 30 year old complainant reported that he has allegedly been robbed of his casino winnings from a gambling facility in Da Gama Street, Jeffreys Bay. The complainant alleged that while walking in Jeffreys Street on his way to visit a friend, a black Tata Indigo vehicle stopped next to him. The two men jumped out of the vehicle and assaulted him and also stole his cash before fleeing the scene.

Police were immediately dispatched and moments later, they spotted the vehicle fitting the description given by the complainant in Diaz Street with the two men busy refuelling the vehicle. The two men were taken in for questioning and later arrested for aggravated robbery.

The two suspects aged 22 and 26 are due to appear in the Humansdorp Magistrates Court soon on charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances.

“It is regrettable and at the same time pleasing to note that, among the suspects a member of the South African Police Service was among them. This affords us the opportunity to take appropriate action against our own. We wish to reiterate our stance as the South African Police Service, that there is no place for corrupt or criminal elements in our organization and this arrest sends a strong message that we will continue to investigate without fear or favor” said Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga.

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