Bogus cops rob residents of guns

2011-11-23 22:23
Johannesburg - Two people were robbed in separate incidents by two men posing as policeman in Kagiso, Krugersdorp, said Gauteng police on Wednesday.

The incidents took place between 20:30 and 21:30 on Monday, said Warrant Officer Solomon Sibiya.

Victims were told by the men that they were from police units based in Roodeport and made to give up their registered firearms for investigative purposes.

The men, dressed in civilian clothes and wearing bullet-proof vests, gave each victim false details after taking their firearms.

Sibiya said residents should not open their door to those posing as policemen until they see an appointment card, name tag on the chest badge and a marked police vehicle.

If residents were still unsure, they must insist on calling sector police to confirm the alleged policeman's identity.

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