"Instead, the three of them allegedly took the truck to Meadowlands police station. They had parked it awkwardly, leaving it with no access to the passenger door. The first accused [Makhubela] also had the keys to the truck without returning it to the state."
Magistrate Lucas van der Schyff asked whether if the trio could have left the truck in Meadowlands because they were tired.
"It could have been a case of them being lazy and decided to call it a day and to not continue with the operation as per the plan.
"I am not saying that this the case or that it's their defence, but it could be a possibility," he said.
Their matters were postponed to September 27 for further investigations.
Five other officers are also expected to appear in the same court next week for their formal bail application.
They also face charges of theft and defeating the ends of justice.