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Metro cops held for armed robbery

Crime & Courts

Johannesburg - Two Tshwane metro police officers were arrested for armed robbery, Gauteng police said on Saturday.

Captain Augustinah Selepe said they arrested on Friday in Gezina, north of Pretoria. It was alleged they robbed a motorist of R550,000 in cash at gunpoint on Tuesday evening.

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02/05/2013. Employees of the Tshwane Metro Police Department spent the day outside the Metro Police Head Offices in WF Nkomo (Church) street in protest against the new shift system that was rolled out on Wedneday. Picture: Oupa Mokoena Picture: Oupa Mokoena

“The complainant alleged that he was stopped by the suspects for speeding on the N1 near Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria, on Tuesday,” said Selepe.

“They searched his vehicle, noticed the large amount of cash and subsequently threatened to arrest the victim for money-laundering.”

Selepe said the two would appear in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Monday. -Sapa

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