3 fake cops bust after car scam

2013-05-30 13:30


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Durban - Three men have been arrested in Hillcrest, Durban, for impersonating police officers, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Thursday.

"It is alleged that one of the suspects approached their victim with the full knowledge that two of his vehicles had been stolen at different occasions," said Colonel Jay Naicker.

"He informed him that he knew two policemen who worked at the SA Police Service pound who could help him get two unclaimed vehicles from the pound similar to the ones he lost."

Over the course of several meetings with the man, the two fake officers received a total of R52 000 from him.

"Despite receiving the money, the cars were not delivered to the victim as agreed, and the bogus policemen could not be found," said Naicker.

The man then went to the police pound to look for the two men and was told there were no policemen fitting their description working there.

The man then realised the two men whom he had paid, and the man who approached him, were not policemen.

He reported the matter to police and when the three men learnt a case had been opened against them, they arranged to meet the man in Hillcrest, where they were arrested on Wednesday.

The three men, aged between 28 and 30, were expected to appear at the Durban Magistrate's Court soon.

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