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Two Northern Cape cops to appear in court for armed robberies on N14 highway police officers have been arrested in connection with armed robbery, attempted murder and kidnapping cases. (Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo)At least two police officers have been taken into custody in connection with instances of armed robbery, attempted murder, and abduction.

The policemen, who were 37 and 31 years old, were taken into custody early on Monday morning. According to Hawks spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Philani Nkwalase, the suspects are members of a gang that stole motorists on the N14 highway. They are assigned to the Kuruman Crime Prevention Unit.

In a statement, Nkwalase stated that the sergeant and constable were apprehended "by the Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation Team, with support from the Tactical Response Team and Crime Intelligence."

A syndicate, according to Nkwalase, "robbed motorists at gunpoint while driving along the N14 near Kuruman between July and August 2020." "The officials are [allegedly] members of a syndicate that... robbed motorists of cash, cellphones, and other valuables while driving along the N14 near Kuruman between July and August 2020," Nkwalase said.

Police torture continues - The Mail & GuardianFollowing reports of suspicious activity at the nearby police station, the Hawks started investigating the situation. According to Nkwalase, the inquiry showed that the accused offenders were all members of the South African Police Service (SAPS).

They were arrested on Monday and a white Volkswagen Polo, which was reportedly utilized in the conduct of the crimes, was seized during their detention.

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