National Police Commissioner Khehla Sitole on Thursday expressed his disappointment following the death of two police officers who were allegedly involved in criminal activity.
Two heroic SAPS officials who attempted to stop two of their for committing a post office robbery were left with no choice but to fatally shoot the rogue officials on Thursday. In the wake of landing at the scene in Greytown, KZN, the on-duty officers offered to pursue the criminal cops before the destructive shootout occurred.
Filling in as a component of a cross-group activity – which included Crime Intelligence, the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (the Hawks) and the National Intervention Unit – the honest officials were cautioned to the theft and responded quickly. They attempted to wave to the vehicle of intrigue, but instead, they were met with a hail of bullets.
Two police officers, a male sergeant & a female constable were shot & killed during a shootout with other @SAPoliceService members. They were allegedly responsible for housebreakings in Dalton/Greytown/Wartburg. The two cops were on duty at the time & equipment/stolen cash seized
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) October 3, 2019
“The team tried to flag down the police patrol vehicle but instead of stopping, the sergeant from the patrol vehicle allegedly opened fire on the team, which had to return fire,” said Naidoo.
“Both police officers in the patrol vehicle were killed. An angle grinder, jackhammer, and other implements, as well as ink-stained cash, were found inside the patrol vehicle. It is believed that the cash may have been stolen from the Dalton Post Office earlier last night,” concluded Naidoo.
The duo was based at Dalton Police Station.