Friday, January 16, 2009

Diep River police constable arrested

By Cindy Witten
16 January 2009

A police constable was arrested for attempted rape, attempted armed robbery and attempted murder this morning.

It is alleged that the constable, based at Diep River police station, visited a house in Parow where he held up a male resident and demanded money. He then ordered the man and another male resident to lie on the floor while he ordered the female resident to undress herself. He allegedly attempted to rape the female victim during which a struggle broke out between the suspect and the two men.

“The constable allegedly fired a shot wounding one of the men in his side. He was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition. The constable was arrested on the scene and we seized the official firearm,” said SAPS spokesperson Inspector Bernadine Steyn.

The 27-year-old man is expected to appear in the Bellville Magistrate’s court on Monday.


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