Cop in court on robbery charge

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Kuruman - The commander of the Wrenchville police station in Kuruman appeared in the Mothibistad Magistrate's Court on robbery charges on Tuesday.

Police spokesman Lieutenant Olebogeng Tawana said the case against Captain Anna Phorotlho, 42, was postponed to January 21 for a formal bail application.

She will remain in custody.

Phorotlho was arrested in connection with several robberies at foreign-owned shops in the Wrenchville area last year.

She was allegedly identified by the robbers as the one who transported them to the shops and apparently also supplied them with a firearm for a robbery on January 3, 2012.

Four alleged robbers were caught by residents and assaulted after a robbery at a shop in Khankhudung at the time.

One of the men later died in hospital from his injuries.

Police seized a firearm belonging to the state, air time vouchers and an unknown amount of cash from the robbers.

Phorotlho was arrested at her office at the police station on Monday. - Sapa


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