A North West police officer has been charged for theft and defeating the ends of justice after she allegedly stole R6 000 worth of cigarettes out of the Rustenburg police station's exhibit store earlier in May.
Cindy Nidene Roos, 39, a sergeant stationed in the North West, allegedly booked out the cigarettes under the pretence of dispatching it to a forensic laboratory on 8 May, according to police spokesperson Brigadier Sabata Mokgwabone.
In a separate incident, two other police sergeants, Thabang Selebale, 40, and Tshepo Pooe, 35, were arrested in Klerksdorp on Wednesday after allegedly stealing liquor worth R10 000 from three women.
Investigations into the matter revealed that the liquor was allegedly not documented as exhibits at the police station, Mokgwabone said.
Nkola was released on warning, while Mofokeng was released on bail of R500 by the Klerksdorp Magistrate's Court.