PRETORIA- Police members from Pretoria Central SAPS will appear in court soon after they were arrested yesterday, 01 June 2021 in an intelligence driven operation by the multi-disciplinary team comprising of the Tactical Operations Management Section, Tshwane Metro Police, Pretoria Saturation Unit and Crime Intelligence.

It is reported that information received from Crime Intelligence was operationalised on allegations that members from Pretoria Central were robbing foreign nationals on their way to Home Affairs office in the CBD.

Allegations further state that the members whilst on duty, would desert their post in their jurisdiction and surveil their targets from Brooklyn whereby they would pounce once the victims are within the Pretoria Central area. The members would then stop and search them, take their belongings. Last night seem to have been no different and the suspects embarked on their illegal activity unbeknownst to them that they too were under surveillance by law abiding members of the multi-disciplinary team. When the suspects approached Fountains Circle, they pounced on their un-suspecting victims and robbed them. As they were about to leave the scene, the legitimate team poured on them wherein four suspects were arrested and two others jumped out their vehicle and fled on foot. The apprehended suspects were taken to the police station. The commander contacted the other two suspects who had fled but instead of arresting then on their arrival, he confiscated the alleged loot from them and returned with it into the station then fled. Whilst the alleged rotten potatoes were other way to the cells one of them fled.

The suspects will answer to charges of robbery, possession of suspected stolen property and defeating the ends of justice when they appear in court.

Source: South African Police Service