Robbers 'dressed as cops' strike twice in KZN

2015-07-15 10:51
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Durban - A gang of house robbers posing as police officers struck twice - in Durban and in Umkomaas - on Tuesday night.

The group of men dressed in police uniform and driving what appeared to be a marked police vehicle, allegedly stormed the homes within hours of each other.

KwaZulu-Natal police are now investigating the incidents.

According to well-placed police sources, the first robbery took place in Bonela in Durban.

“It was reported that four men wearing full SAPS uniform and using a dark coloured double-cab bakkie which was fully marked in SAPS signage, had effected a house robbery,” he said.

“The victims were unable to identify whether the markings on the car could be linked to a specific police station but they were certain that it looked like a police car.”

In another incident, four men in police uniform stormed a house in Umkomaas, south of Durban.

“Again the gang of house robbers was dressed in uniform and brandished weapons. Along with a range of valuables, the suspects stole a car in the attack.

“We are now obviously investigating whether there is any possibility that the two cases could be linked because the modus operandi is so similar,” he said.

Police spokespeople were not immediately available for comment.

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