BOGUS POLICE NABBED FOR IMPERSONATING AND EXTORTION
Police arrested three suspects between the age of 42 to 51 for impersonating police and extortion on the 15th September 2019.
Two male suspects were arrested at corner Jeppe and Small Street at 11:00. Police were busy with their routine foot patrol crime prevention duties; they saw two males showing a person something before searching him. Police stopped the two males upon searching them found two police rank structures in their position.
In the second incident police apprehended a 42-year old female for impersonating police and extortion corner Noord and Kleim Street at 11:30. Suspect demanded a passport to a female and her boyfriend. Boyfriend was not having it and she demanded three hundred rands (R300; 00) or facing arrest. Female gave her two hundred rands and she wanted three hundred. Female victim saw two police officers carrying shot guns and alerted them. They arrested a female and two hundred rands recovered.
Investigation is under way and suspects will appear soon in the Johannesburg Magistrate Court.