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2023/06/28      |  Written By:  Colonel P Nkwalase   |   Province:  Gauteng

GAUTENG – The Johannesburg based Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation (SCI) team arrested seven suspects between the ages of 25 and 42 for charges of Corruption, armed robbery and kidnapping on 26-27 June 2023.   

Four (4) police officials, Tshwane Metro police officer and two (2) civilians, were allegedly involved in an armed robbery that took place on 14 June 2023. It is alleged that ten (10) suspects of which two were dressed in full police uniform committed a robbery at a residence of a business woman in Malvern Johannesburg. The  armed suspects allegedly gained forced entry in the premises, threatened the occupants, demanded money and cellular phones.

They searched the house, forcefully opened the banking App of the complainant and instructed her to do a quick release of R200 000 which they noticed in her business account, however the bank refused to release the amount in a short notice. The suspects drove with her to the bank to withdraw some money from her savings and also asked her to get more money from her relatives, The business woman allegedly lost approximately R83 000 during the robbery.

The seven (7) suspects will appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate court on Wednesday, 28 June 2023 and the Hawks team is hot on the heels of the remaining suspects.