Durban Cop Arrested for Getting a Tow Truck to Steal a Ford Ranger at Police Pound, Mzansi Disappointed

Durban Cop Arrested for Getting a Tow Truck to Steal a Ford Ranger at Police Pound, Mzansi Disappointed

  • A Durban cop is facing theft charges after he was arrested for trying to steal an impounded car
  • The incident occurred at the Isipongo SAPS pound, and the police officer was arrested instantly
  • South Africans are alarmed by the police officer's alleged criminal activity and wonder who they can trust to uphold the law

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DURBAN - A Durban police officer's sticky fingers are about to land him in prison after he was arrested for allegedly stealing an impounded vehicle. The police officer is facing theft charges.

A car being towed, police officer facing protesters
A police officer has been charged with the attempted theft of a Ford Ranger at a police pound. Images: Mario Gutiérrez & Darren Stewart
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Durban cop allegedly hires a tow truck to steal a Ford Ranger

The police officer was implicated after another cop noticed a tow truck at the police pound. According to IOL, the incident occurred on Sunday morning, 25 June.

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Provincial police spokesperson Constable Thenjiswa Ngcobo said a tow truck was seen at the Isipingo SAPS pound at around 9am transporting a Ford Ranger.

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The truck was stopped by the commander while exiting, who asked the tow truck driver why he was taking the vehicle since no cars are allowed to be released on weekends.

The truck driver stated that a police officer, who was also present at the pound, told him to come to fetch the car. When questioned about the truck driver's allegations, the on-duty cop declined to answer and was arrested on the spot.

This is not the first time an officer of the law has been implicated in car theft. Last year, News24 reported that a traffic cop was arrested in Gauteng for allegedly being involved in the hijacking of a police officer's Volkswagen Polo in Dobsonville, Soweto

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South Africans react to the police officer's alleged criminal act

@pipey47 said:

" he just thought it’s thrift shopping."

@Njabulo89622484 said:

"Who can we trust now these days?"

@kwasodiza said:

"That pound in Isipingo is a joke. My car was sent there, they looted it to the bone."

@CriticiserSteve said:

"He can just say he committed that crime because of Zimbabweans, he’ll be acquitted, remember SAns are blaming all their wrongdoings on Zimbabweans."

@kazaba_luc said:

"Shameful. Even some police members are big thieves."

Saps arrest man for attempted bribery after cops offered R5k to release hijacker caught with marked police van

Briefly News previously reported that South African Police Services (SAPS) officers in Gauteng have arrested a man for attempting to bribe police officers with R5 000.

The 46-year-old man arrived at a scene where police had just arrested another man for possessing a marked police van allegedly used in hijackings.

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The man allegedly offered to bribe the officers in exchange for releasing the suspected hijacker. The police acted fast and immediately placed the 46-year-old man under arrest.

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Lebogang Mashego (Current Affairs HOD) Lebogang Mashego runs the Current Affairs desk. She joined the Briefly News team in 2021. She has 6 years of experience in the journalism field. Her journalism career started while studying at Rhodes University, where she worked for the Oppidan Press for 3 years. She worked as a lifestyle writer and editor at W24 and Opera News. She graduated with a BA degree majoring in Journalism and Media Studies in 2017. She's a recipient of the INMA Elevate Scholarship. Email: