Police officer and security guard suspected for Western Cape bottle store burglary

Cape Town – A security guard who was first to arrive at the scene of a bottle store burglary in the Western Cape has been found to be one of the suspects.

A police officer was also arrested and is expected to appear in the Caledon Magistrates Court on Wednesday alongside the security guard.

On Tuesday, four other suspects appeared in court and were remanded in custody until 28 April.

Brigadier Novela Potelwa spokesperson of the Western Cape police said the burglary happened in the early hours of Sunday at a bottle store in Hoop street in Caledon.

Police found stolen liquor after arresting the first four suspects. Their investigation led them to a house where they found more stolen liquor and arrested the 20-year-old security guard.

“Subsequent to the arrest of the security guard, a 36-year-old police official from Caledon was also arrested for theft and defeating the ends of justice,” said Potelwa.

“Police in the Western Cape undertake to deal with all individuals who commit crime. Police officials who involve themselves in unbecoming conduct will not be spared,” Potelwa added.

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