Pretoria - Two police officers were arrested in Pretoria on Wednesday in connection with a robbery at a cellphone shop, Gauteng police said.
Gauteng provincial commissioner Lt-Gen Lesetja Mothiba said the two constables, aged 31 and 36, were arrested in Nelmapius, east of the city, after a robbery in Moreleta Park, Pretoria.
“It was alleged that five suspects came to the premises, two armed with firearms, and forced the owner to open the safe. The suspects fled with an undisclosed number of cellphones,” Mothiba said.
“The members are attached to the Railway Policing Unit, Dennepoort. All the stolen cellphones and laptops were recovered.”
Police also found R16 000 in cash and three firearms which would be sent for ballistic testing.
“Notices of contemplated suspension will be served on the members and an urgent internal investigation will run concurrently with the criminal investigation,” said Mothiba.
The two constables were expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Friday on two charges of business robbery.
Police were searching for the other three men.