Pretoria – A police constable has been arrested shortly after he and other five accomplices robbed a cash-in-transit vehicle in Kraaifontein, Cape Town on Tuesday night.

The suspects, two of them in full police uniform, used a marked police van to pull over a cash-in-transit vehicle along the Wabrug Road at around 20:00. The suspects held the guards at gunpoint and robbed them of an undisclosed amount of money.

The investigations led the Hawks to a house of a 33-year-old police constable in Khayelitsha where one bag containing cash was recovered. Five men are still at large and a manhunt has been launched to bring them to book.

The constable, who was stationed at Nyanga police station, will appear before the Kuilsrivier Magistrate’s Court on Friday, facing charges of armed robbery.