A cop. Dingumuzi Ncube, (35, has been arrested while another is on the run after $1 million worth of gold vanished from Plumtree Police Station.

National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the arrest. 
“I can confirm that a police officer has been arrested in connection with the theft of 28,5kg of gold at Plumtree Police Station. The suspect is assisting police with investigations and unfortunately at the moment I can’t give more information as this will jeopardise investigations,” she said.

The Chronicle reports that Ncube had bought three brand new vehicles, a Quantum , a Toyota Wish and a Toyota Regius. Sources said police have since recovered $37 000 and 3kg of gold following Ncube’s arrest.

Sources at the police station said the theft came to light as police officers were searching for two missing rifles that had been booked in the charge office.

When an officer went to check at the armoury for the missing rifles, he was surprised to find the armoury door not locked.

“One of the officers who had knowledge about the gold kept in the armoury as an exhibit proceeded to the bucket where the gold weighing 28,5kg was kept wrapped in a khaki paper and discovered that the gold was missing.