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ekurhuleni thumb medium85 107TimesLIVE reports that an Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) officer and an accomplice have appeared in court charged with robbing a truck that was transporting masks.  

The Kempton Park officer and the other man appeared at the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Monday on charges of robbery with aggravating circumstances, two counts of kidnapping, possession of an unlicensed firearm and defeating the ends of justice.  An NPA spokesperson indicated that on 14 May the officer, who was driving an official EMPD vehicle, stopped the truck.  He instructed the driver to alight, pointed a firearm at him and forced him into another vehicle that was parked behind the EMPD vehicle, driven by the other accused.  Two further suspects alighted from the EMPD vehicle and assisted in the robbery.  The suspects drove off in different directions, using both vehicles, while one of them drove the truck.  Police witnessed the incident and the EMPD officer was apprehended after a chase in which he jumped out of the car while it was still in motion and bumped a truck that was stationary at a robot.  .  The case has been postponed to 28 May for a formal bail application.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Nomahlubi Jordaan at TimesLIVE

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