A traffic officer was bust for a business robbery in Lulekani section outside Phalaborwa on Wednesday.
The officer is stationed at Hazyview in Mpumalanga.
Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe, said four men were travelling in a red sedan when three of them got out.
Two of them were armed with firearms and stormed into a shop owned by a foreign national at Lulekani far east section.
“They robbed him of R2000 in cash and an additional R1500 worth of airtime,” Ngoepe said.
Cops were called to the scene and reacted quickly, following that a chase-out ensued until the suspects abandoned their vehicle along Mica Road and fled on foot into the bushes.
Ngoepe said the vehicle driver, who was identified as a traffic officer was arrested as he tried to escape.
The 26-year-old suspect will appear in the Lulekani Magistrate’s Court on Friday on a charge of business robbery.
The police are still looking for the remaining suspects.