“The complainant discovered that cash was taken from a safe in his house after they had left, and reported the matter to police.
“It is also alleged that the two constables approached the complainant again on December 2 and requested him to withdraw the case against them in return for the stolen money.
“The two suspects are detained until their court appearance in Mitchells Plain on Thursday on a charge of theft.”
Western Cape police commissioner Khombinkosi Jula said he was determined corruption would not taint the anti-gang unit.
“No SAPS member is above the law, and we will not allow any of our members to perpetrate a crime and get away with it. We are confident this morning’s arrests will send a stern warning,” he said.