- Mar 26, 2010
More at : https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/cape-town-cops-arrested-for-robbery-demanding-payment-from-murder-accuseds-suspects-mom-20190214Two police officers appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Wednesday for allegedly robbing a Strand Street cellphone shop while pretending to execute a search warrant, a spokesperson said.
The Anti-Corruption Unit arrested the officers on Tuesday in connection with the January 26 robbery.
Police spokesperson Captain FC Van Wyk said six police officers allegedly forced the shop's security gates open and entered, claiming they had a warrant to search the premises for drugs and firearms.
Nearby shop owners gathered after the shop owner alerted them.
One of the officers allegedly had a bag of cash in his possession but dropped it when he was confronted by the shop owner.
One officer hid in the shop, but the others forced their way past bystanders and fled in a Toyota Hilux LDV and a marked police vehicle.