Two police officers appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday for allegedly robbing a Strand Street cell phone shop in the pretext of executing a search warrant.
Captain FC Van Wyk, police spokesperson said six officers are suspected of forcibly entering the shop, claiming they had a warrant to search the premises for drugs and firearms.
One of the officers allegedly had a bag of cash in his possession but only dropped it after a confrontation with the shop owner.
One officer hid in the shop after other shop owners had gathered around, while the others forced their way past bystanders.
They managed to flee from the scene in a marked police vehicle, a Toyota Hilux LDV.
Officers from Cape Town central arrived and questioned the police officer who had hid in the shop.
The Anti-Corruption Unit confirmed the incident and reported that a cell phone and R1620 were taken, however the cash was recovered.
Warrants of arrest were issued for three identified officers, a 32- year-old and 41 year-old were arrested, while the third officer is still at large.