Four policeman arrested for supermarket robbery, Standerton

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Four policeman arrested for supermarket robbery, Standerton
Four policeman arrested for supermarket robbery, Standerton

The Provincial Commissioner of the South African Police Service (SAPS) in Mpumalanga, Lieutenant General Mondli Zuma cautions members and employees of the SAPS to refrain from illicit activities.

The warning by the General comes after four police Constables, from Standerton, were arrested and appeared at the Standerton Magistrate’s Court, facing charges of business robbery.

The series of events suggests that the suspects allegedly went into the supermarket in question, pretending to be inspectors from the South African Revenue Services and coming for an inspection. In the process, they allegedly robbed the owner of an undisclosed amount of cash and fled the scene.

Through further scrutiny on the matter, the four suspects, Constables Thabiso Phillemon Lepoto aged 35, Jabu George Sekhoto aged 37, Siphiwe Esssau Ntshangase aged 45 and Fika Thabo Makhubu aged 33, were arrested and charged with business robbery.

The suspects were granted a R1 000 bail each and the matter remanded to 05 May 2018, for further investigation. The internal investigation against the members is also underway.

The Provincial Commissioner said police and all other employees of the SAPS should behave themselves within the constraints of the law at all time.

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