Noxolo Perseverance Job, 34, a police constable, appeared at the Bloemfontein Magistrates court on 10 October 2019. She was facing charges of corruption, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and theft.
The constable attached to the Protection and Security Services (PSS) in Bloemfontein, was arrested on Tuesday 8 October 2019, following a swift response to information about the conspiring to steal firearms from her unit.
A joint operation by the Hawks and Crime Intelligence was put in motion to intercept the alleged theft of police firearms. Constable Job, unsuspectingly handed her state firearm to a police agents posing as an accomplice to commit an armed robbery at PSS unit and disarm the members working on night shift duties.
A staged armed robbery was carried out by the dedicated police members who were part of a joint operation. Constable Job allegedly received R30 000 from a police agent who played along with the alleged plot to steal firearms from her unit. She was arrested on receipt of the state money.
The Hawks Provincial Head in Free State, Major General K Moodley conveyed his gratitude to the members of Crime Intelligence and the Hawks’ Serious Corruption Unit in Bloemfontein and Pretoria for their swift response in intercepting the plot. This ensured that no loss of life occurred and prevented the potential loss of firearms from ending up in the hands of ruthless criminals.
The case against Constable Job was remanded to 23 October 2019, for a formal bail application, whilst she remains in custody.
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