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SAPS bust one of their own

Two suspects who were allegedly about to rob a Gauteng petrol station will appear in court.

Confiscated firearms. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

JOHANNESBURG - Police arrested two men, one of whom is an officer, who were found in possession of several weapons, including an AK-47 assault rifle.

The pair were detained at a petrol station in Ga-Rankuwa on Wednesday while carrying out a robbery.

They are expected to appear in court on Thursday.

The police's Katlego Mogale said they were tipped off that the occupants of a black BMW at the garage were armed.

"They found the suspects in the manager's office, pretending to be on official police business. The police found two 9mm pistols with three magazines, an R5 rifle with four magazines and a AK-47 with two magazines."

Mogale confirmed one of the suspects was indeed a police officer.

"The one is a member of the SAPS in Soweto. We are still trying to ascertain the second's [identity]."

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