Monday, April 23, 2007

Police officer arrested for stolen cash

By Tando Mfengwana
23 April 2007

A Manenberg police officer was arrested yesterday, after money went missing during a search operation in Bontebok road, Eastridge, yesterday.

Police spokesperson Billy Jones says that police were carrying out a search warrant specifically targeted at illegal drug activity.

During the search no one was arrested nor was there any items seized.

The female owner of the property, later told police that cash to the amount of R6 200 was missing from a cupboard following the search.

The police commander instructed that the relevant members who were tasked to search the premises and their vehicles be searched.

The money was found in the officer’s vehicle and he was subsequently arrested.

The 28-year-old is due to appear at the Mitchell’s Plain magistrate’s court today on a charge of theft.


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