Two Soweto Flying Squad cops were arrested for corruption and extortion.
A victim from Soweto was allegedly driving along Klip Valley Road over the weekend when he was approached by two police officers who were driving a police vehicle.
They reportedly told him that the vehicle he was travelling in was stolen and demanded to take it to a police pound.
Police spokesperson Captain Masondo said the cops then allegedly demanded an amount of R10 000 and the victim arranged R5 000 of which the remaining amount would be arranged at a later stage.
The following day, the officers called the victim demanding the balance.
According to Masondo, the victim then reported the matter to the SAPS Provincial Anti-Corruption Unit, who immediately operationalised the information and put together a sum of money to be handed over to the suspects.
“The duo was arrested during the hand-over and have subsequently been detained for corruption and extortion,” Masondo said.
Masondo advised members of the public that the police would never ask for a payment in return for an impounded or a stolen vehicle.
The police officers are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate's Court in due course.