UPDATE: Douglasdale cops appear in court after the N1 arrest

Update, 4 October, 12.12pm

The three Douglasdale police officers who were arrested for the foiled robbery have appeared in court.

This is according to Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, provincial spokesperson for the police, who said that all nine suspects, including the three police officers, made their appearance at the Randburg Magistrates court on 3 October.

She said they are facing charges of illegal possession of firearms and conspiracy to commit a crime (robbery).

“The case has been remanded to 10 October for a bail application. The suspects will remain in custody,” said Peters.


Original report, 2 October, 10.12am

Three of the police officers that were arrested on 28 September following allegations that they were en route to commit an armed robbery at a cellphone store in Fourways Mall will make their first appearance in court this morning (2 October). 

The three officers were stationed at the Douglasdale Police Station.

The three, together with five accomplices were arrested following a joint intelligence-driven operation, which foiled the commissioning of the alleged crime.

Gauteng Provincial Commissioner, General Deliwe de Lange has expressed disappointment in the conduct of the arrested police officers but commended those officers for arresting their own.

“While the arrest of our own is a slap in the face of the police service, it is at the same time commendable that they were arrested by courageous officers who are committed to fighting crime, even if that means putting behind bars our own members,” said De Lange.

This is a developing story and updates will be provided.


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