Bellville police arrested two police officers and three civilians last Thursday night in connection with house robberies in Parow North and Durbanville on Thursday June 27.
The two officers were noticed by Bellville police detectives at about 10.30pm and were followed to a house in Parow North when the arrest was made.
Bellville police spokesman Captain Johnathan Blankenberg, said: “The two police officers were suspects that Bellville police were investigating for some time in connection with house robberies. Our detective and special investigation units both worked on this case for a few months now and they were also on the scene to make the arrest.”
The two police officers were caught driving a VW Caddy, the other in an Opel Corsa bakkie – both registered police vehicles.
Provincial police spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Andre Traut said: “The VW Caddy, an official SAPS vehicle, was driven by a police constable and he had two civilian passengers. The Opel Corsa, also an official SAPS vehicle was driven by a civilian and his passenger was a police constable. Both vehicles were fitted with cloned registration plates, and it was established that the vehicles were removed from SAPS premises without the necessary authorisation.
The suspects aged between 30 and 35 were arrested after they were also found in possession of housebreaking implements, comprising a crowbar, cable ties and gloves.”
Police have not released the station where the constables are stationed, yet it was revealed that they will face charges of motor vehicle theft, possession of housebreaking tools and number plate theft. They will also be charged in connection with a house robbery in Durbanville earlier this month.