A 53 year old police officer attached at Thembalethu SAPS has been arrested today, 18 March 2022 for tampering with evidence in connection to a business robbery at Puma garage in Thembalethu, George on 31 January 2022.

This comes after a search and seizure operation was steered by the Hawks’ team in the office of the suspect that led to the discovery of empty cartridges that were removed from the crime scene. It is reported that on the day of the business robbery, a shootout ensued between the police and the suspects.

The Hawks’ Serious Corruption Investigation team arrested the suspect after the team determined that the suspect had removed evidence from the scene.

The Captain, is being held in custody. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in the Thembalethu Magistrate Court on Tuesday, 22 March 2022 facing a charge of defeating the ends of justice.