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Jeffreys Bay policeman and accomplice arrested for armed robbery

Sep 26, 2018
Jeffreys Bay policeman and accomplice arrested for armed robbery

Swift police reaction to an 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 on Tuesday.

"On Tuesday, 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," described police spokesperson, Sergeant Majola Nkohli.

"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."

How Jeffreys Bay police constable was arrested for the armed robbery

Sergeant Nkohli said that Jeffreys Bay 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 refueling the vehicle.

"The two men were taken in for questioning and later arrested for aggravating robbery," he added. 

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

“It is regrettable 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," said Eastern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lt Gen Liziwe Ntshinga.

"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."

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