Bogus cops strike in Waterfall

2015-07-21 06:00

A WATERFALL family is still in shock after three men, posing as police officers, robbed and threatened to kill them last week.

Hillcrest CPF public relations officer Steven King said that the property owner was approached by three men dressed in SAPS uniforms.

They advised him that they were looking for suspects on his property. They showed him a badge and then the lights went out for the scheduled load shedding.

“The men then proceeded to a tenant’s room and kicked the door down. They told the occupants to lie on the floor and not to look at them because they will shoot them [if they do], saying they were from the police.”

King said the group had grown to five and another two men had reflective vests on.

“They proceeded to take all the cash in the room as well as cellphones and other items belonging to the occupants.

“The property owner realised something was wrong when the men left, and they gave chase.”

The men had arrived in a silver VW Polo, but unfortunately escaped.

“According to the property owner the men were all armed and in full police uniform. SAPS is investigating. This is the third case reported over the past 24 hours involving bogus cops,” he said

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24


5 scientific benefits of owning a cat

According to science, just the act of watching cats itself can bring about positive emotions – so it comes as no surprise then, that owning a cat has a number of benefits.



Why we love cats
8 great natural remedies for your pet
How to clean your dog’s eyes
This special pooch inspired his brother to learn to stand again
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.