Detectives from the Anti-Gang Unit (AGU) arrested two Mitchell’s Plain police officers from the same Unit for theft on Wednesday morning.
“The arrests follow an investigation into a theft complaint after the Unit executed a raid in Mitchell’s Plain recently,” said police spokesperson, Captain FC Van Wyk.
The Provincial Commissioner of the Western Cape police, Lieutenant General KE Jula says they will not allow any form of corruption to seep through the Unit members.
“No SAPS member is above the law, and we will not allow any of our members to perpetrate a crime and get away with it. We are confident this morning’s arrests will send a stern warning,” he added.
Mitchell’s Plain police officers tried to hide the theft
According to Capt Van Wyk, the two constables, a 35-year-old male and a 38-year-female, attached to Western Cape Anti-Gang Unit Visible Policing Section are accused of stealing money from a residence in Peugeot Street Beacon Valley in Mitchells Plain where they conducted a search on 29 November 2018.
“The complainant discovered that cash was taken from a safe in his house after they had left and reported the matter to police,” he said.
“It is also alleged that the two constables approached the complainant again on 2 December 2018 and requested him to withdraw the case against them in return for the stolen money.”
The two suspects are detained until their court appearance in Mitchells Plain on Thursday on a charge of theft.