Police officers arrested after they were busted offloading looted goods worth R90,000 at their house

Police officers arrested after they were busted offloading looted goods worth R90,000 at their house

Two police reservists have been arrested for the alleged possession of goods that were looted during unrest in Gauteng.

The officers were arrested in Soweto while allegedly offloading the goods from a marked police van at a time when they were on duty, police spokesperson Colonel Brenda Muridili said. They were wearing their uniforms at the time.

The goods, worth around R90 000, included electric appliances, clothes, groceries, a generator and sound systems.

It is understood that they are stationed at the Protea Glen police station.

“Police from Soweto operationalised information received from the Intelligence Coordinating Committee, which led to the arrest of two on-duty reservist constables found in possession of property alleged to have been stolen during the incidents of looting of businesses in Soweto,” Muridili said.

The officers were among 1 234 people who were taken into custody during the unrest in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. According to Muridili, 549 people have been arrested in KwaZulu-Natal and 683 in Gauteng.

There were two incidents in the Northern Cape where one person was arrested. Another person was detained during an incident of looting and destruction of property in Mpumalanga.

– News24