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Cop’s winning smile lands him in cuffs


Cop’s winning smile lands him in cuffs

FREE TO READ | Detective nabbed after distinctive gold tooth and inexplicable gunshot wound link him to hijacking

Senior reporter

A police detective who should have taken a bite out of crime has now alleged to have fallen foul of the law – his shiny gold tooth became a critical piece of evidence in unravelling a hijacking.

The policeman, assigned to an Ekurhuleni policing precinct, is alleged to have been one of a four-strong gang who hijacked a man in Mamelodi two weeks ago.

But it was the glinting gold gnasher that held fast in the hijack victim’s memory and would eventually lead to the cop’s arrest...

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