4 nabbed for impersonating cops

2015-01-19 12:47
(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

(Nielen de Klerk, News24)

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Johannesburg - Four former police reservists were arrested in Johannesburg for impersonating police officers, Gauteng police said on Monday.

The four, aged between 27 and 40, were arrested on the corner of De Villiers and Harrison streets on Friday afternoon, Warrant Officer Xoli Mbele said.

Police received a tip off that the two men and two women were allegedly targeting foreigners demanding bribes from them.

"Police... saw the group and stopped them," Mbele said.

"They searched them and recovered the following items; [a] wallet with Saps [SA Police Service] emblem, police handcuffs, and Saps appointment certificate."

The group was expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court soon.

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