Armed robbers pose as Hawks

2012-10-15 13:03

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Johannesburg - A factory owner from Edenvale was robbed of more than R450 000 by a gang of men posing as Hawks members, according to a report on Monday.

Deon Nell told Beeld that he was confronted on Saturday afternoon by eight men in a marked BMW police car and two other cars as he left his factory to drive home.

Some of the men wore police uniforms and carried R5 rifles.

"They knew my name, accused me of money laundering, and told me they were investigating me," Nell said.

He was told to get into one of their vehicles and direct them to his house.

At Nell's home, the criminals helped themselves to money totalling R450 000, as well as jewellery, a computer, and the factory keys.

They forced Nell back into one of their cars, saying they were going to "arrest" him, then dumped him next to the road a few kilometres away.

"They said, 'you fucking white dog, we are going to take all your money. Fuck off'."

Police spokesperson Captain Pinky Tsinyane said no arrests had been made, but an investigation was underway to establish whether bona fide police officers had been involved in the crime.

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