A Gauteng flying squad member is on the run after two of his colleagues who were arrested for armed robbery,fingered him as one of their accomplices.
The three allegedly robbed a businessman earlier this week outside Soweto moments after withdrew R230,000 in cash.
Gilbert Maho of Maho Financial Services was returning from South Gate Mall when he was stopped by the policemen‚ who were driving in a marked police vehicle‚ and their accomplices who were in another car‚ said police.
Police spokesman‚ Colonel Nxolo Kweza‚ said the five suspects took the money before they sped off as well as 187 banks cards which Maho had used to withdraw money from the bank accounts of people who he had lent cash to.
She said after Maho reported the case to the Mondeor Police Station‚ two officers left the station‚ returning later with R130,000.
“They were unable to find the remaining money.”
She said through investigations‚ two Flying Squad members were asked to report to the police station.
“The policemen‚ who arrived with R18,100 in cash‚ were identified by Maho as being among the suspects who had allegedly robbed him. The other policeman along with the two other men who robbed Maho are still on the run‚” said Kweza.
She said the police would not hesitate to arrest criminals from within their ranks.
“We are appealing to communities who have information on police who commit crimes to come forward with the information.”