E Rand metro cop impersonators arrested

2012-02-12 20:54

Johannesburg - Two women have been arrested in Katlehong for impersonating metro police, Ekhurhuleni metro police said on Sunday.

The metro police approached a vehicle obstructing the road in Katlehong on Saturday afternoon to ask the driver to move the vehicle, said Chief Superintendent Wilfred Kgasago.

They noticed that the passenger, 36, was dressed in full metro police uniform, except for boots. She was unable to produce an appointment card.

"The suspect claimed that she got the uniform from the 40-year-old driver and further stated that she was only clad in the uniform to avoid joining the long queue at a pyramid scheme registration place in Radebe section," Kgasago said.

When the driver was confronted, she began sobbing, he said.

Both women were arrested for impersonation and possession of a stolen uniform and would appear in the Alberton Magistrate's Court on Monday.

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